But US data released earlier this month showed America's deficit in goods with China, which the White House has targeted with accusations of unfair trade, fell 6.2 percent in May to $30.1 billion.
Exports in yuan terms rose 17.3 percent year on year to 1.35 trillion yuan (US$199 billion) in June, compared with May's 15.1 percent increase, data from the General Administration of Customs revealed.
CHINA'S foreign trade was better than expected last month, with firm global demand and domestic recovery leading to the best first six months in more than five years.
Cui said China backed further United Nations action against North Korea for violations of United Nations resolutions such as nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
China's imports of coal totaled 2.68 million tons in the first half of the year, down 74.5 percent from the previous year.
A Chinese government official said Thursday that China-North Korea trade was worth $2.6 billion in the first half of 2017, up about 10% over the same period a year ago.
This suggests that China has been making good on its February decision to suspend coal imports from North Korea, potentially cutting off a major financial lifeline for Pyongyang, although analysts caution that Chinese figures should be viewed with some skepticism as they are sometimes manipulated for political purposes.
China insisted yesterday that it was abiding by United Nations sanctions on North Korea despite a jump in its trade with the nuclear-armed nation that comes amid growing USA calls for Beijing to rein in its neighbor.
United States president Donald Trump has criticized China's ties with the North Korean government, saying its economic interests undermined its ability to challenge president Kim Jong-un's totalitarian rule.
"Simple accumulated data can not be used as evidence to question China's severe attitude in carrying out UN Security Council resolutions", Huang told a news briefing.
Asked about the surge in China's imports of North Korean iron ore and in China's ethanol exports to North Korea in recent months, Huang said that trade with North Korea for civilian use was allowed despite the sanctions. "But we are sceptical that the current pace of imports can be sustained for much longer given the increasing headwinds to China's economy from policy tightening".
Though Trump took a more conciliatory tone on the North Korea issue and China's role at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Not only has it tied with two other superhero movies on Rotten Tomatoes , but it has also nabbed an A CinemaScore grade. Michael Keaton stars as the villain Vulture in Homecoming , with Robert Downey Jr. appearing as Iron Man .
In the slew of posts, Kardashian claimed Chyna, a model and former stripper, sent him a video of her cheating with another man. In 2014, the first person was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison for violating the law.
His debut movie brought in just over $783 million worldwide while Wonder Woman's total now stands at $745 million. For now, I'm quite happy to enjoy Wonder Woman's exploits when she flew solo from the rest of the DC Universe.
The bout headlines a pay-per-view card that includes a middleweight title bout between Yoel Romero and Whittaker. Both fighters have shown skill improvements since that fight, making this an even more compelling contest.
Sources said that Netanyahu seemed to be as excited as Doval for Modi's red carpet welcome to the Jewish country. The two-state solution envisions independent Israeli and Palestinian states coexisting side by side peacefully.
They have raised £1.3 million to pay for Charlie's treatment and transportation themselves through an online appeal . That prompted the hospital to seek another High Court ruling. "There is nothing to lose, he deserves a chance ".
With the free version of the Nintendo Switch Online app, gamers will gain access to a Splatoon 2 companion service. For even more details about the game and what other fresh extras it offers , check out the Direct broadcast below.
Mr Trump told crowds in Krasinski Square, Warsaw: "Our people will thrive and our civilisation will triumph". President Donald Trump has called on his foreign allies to take action against North Korea's missile threat.
The city, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, fell to Daesh in June 2014. Although the northern city of Mosul was Daesh's main stronghold in Iraq, it is not its only base.
Long March-5 Y2 rocket is capable of lifting 25 tonnes into a low earth orbit and a 14 tonne class of communications satellite. The rocket was carrying the 7.5 tonne Shijian-18 communication satellite into a 36,000 km apogee Geo-stationary orbit.
Trump's Pick To Head FBI Faces Questions Over Loyalty, Russia
Last month, the Senate judiciary committee released last month a comprehensive, 68-page questionnaire that Wray had filled out. At this time, Wray was part of a team tasked with protecting national security in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Lack Of Sleep Linked To Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's
For example, there was no link between biological markers in the spinal fluid and obstructive sleep apnea. But in another session, a tone would wake them and prevent them from entering a slow-wave sleep stage.
Richie Porte suffers horrific crash
Thomas had crashed on another descent, made treacherous by rain, earlier in the day, suffering a suspected broken collarbone. Bardet looked destined to pick up a stage win at the home of his Ag2R-La Mondiale team's headquarters, but it was not to be.
US Economy Adds More Jobs in June Than Expected
Employment gains were broad in June, with manufacturing payrolls increasing 1,000 after factories shed 2,000 jobs in May. There are more than 6 million open positions, a record level, according to a separate report from the Labor Department .
Tour de France 2017, stage four
German Marcel Kittel still has that ahead of Tuesday's flat fourth stage that will favour the pure sprinters. Australia's Michael Matthews was in the bunch finish as well and finished the stage in seventh place.
Illinois House passes budget, income tax increase
It's created to start repairing the fiscal calamity caused by the nation's longest budget stalemate since the Great Depression. Only four of the 16 Republicans who voted for the clean debt hike in 2014 suggest they will or are open to doing so this fall.