China's Ministry of Commerce says that it is restricting trade with North Korea, in line with the recent sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council last March. China will be banning the export of jet fuel and import of gold, some coal and "rare earth metals" used in high-tech goods.
Eleven (11) of 15 United Nations Security Council members approve placing North Korea's human rights record on the Council's agenda. Russia and China oppose the decision while Chad and Nigeria abstain. This is the first time this issue has been debated by the Security Council. Procedurally, once a topic makes the agenda, that issue can be brought up again at any time.
The UN Security Council holds a closed-door session to discuss new sanctions against North Korea following reports of an agreement on a draft resolution between the United States and China. North Korea announces plans to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-21673332 (BBC)] [http:--english.yonhapnews.co.kr-national-2013-03-05-28-0301000000AEN20130305005600315F.HTML (Yonhap News)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-daily-english-20130305_43.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019