British media said the Chinese missiles smuggled materials to North Korea (graph)
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United Kingdom July 28 Reuters article, the original title: China metal smuggled to North Korea on Tuesday, according to local newspaper reports, the Chinese border police seized a desire shipped to North Korea of 70 kg of strategic metals vanadium, foiled attempts to smuggle missile parts and materials of this attempt.
May 25 North Korea’s nuclear test, UN Security Council tightened the restrictions against North Korea. Sanctions designed to cut off North Korea’s arms trade. Despite the seizure of these materials is based on the input towards China’s own export control regulations, but analysts predict China will increase Beijing’s road and rail access to North Korea’s checks to assist in the implementation of measures to increase the sanctions.
According to the “Dandong Daily” reported that these vanadium in Dandong border with North Korea were seized, a total of 68 bottles of 70 kg, worth 20 million yuan. The newspaper said the Dandong customs 24th of this month North Korea’s export items shipped to check and found a box truck in fruit boxes hidden under six metals vanadium.
vanadium is to increase the hardness of steel, to prevent the rusting of metal. Vanadium steel alloys can be used to manufacture the missile casing, high-speed tools, superconducting magnets, aircraft engines and other components.
China’s restrictions on the export of vanadium and other rare metals, which is part of the country’s domestic policies designed to protect strategic metals processing industry to encourage investment and control of international price fluctuations. (Wang analyze translation)
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