China steps up customs checks, but North Korea trade robust

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By Ben Blanchard DANDONG, China, May 1 (Reuters) - China has stepped up checks on shipments to and from North Korea almost two months after agreeing to new U.N. sanctions that demand greater scrutiny of trade, but the flow of goods in and out of the reclusive state appears largely unaffected. The sanctions were imposed after North Korea's third nuclear test on Feb. 12. China has said it wants the measures enforced, but few analysts believe Beijing will take ...

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