China needs to do more on N Korea: Haley

Posted July 10, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to hold more face-to-face talks and to have a Japan-China-South Korea summit.

"I appreciate the things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in North Korea, a problem that something has to be done about", Trump told Xi.

With #North Korea's recent ballistic missile test and the meeting on the sidelines with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit, President Trump's Deputy Press Secretary told reporters about the limits the administration had imposed on coverage by the media.

On non-military issues, Xi said a 100-day action plan put into place after his April summit at Trump's Mar-a-logo estate in Florida is bearing fruit and a further year-long plan is being considered, Xinhua reported. "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try", Trump wrote in a Tweet published Wednesday.

At the meeting with Xi, Moon recognized China's contributions to global efforts to resolve North Korea's nuclear and missile threat, and demanded the country do more.

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing conflicting accounts of discussions between Putin and President Donald Trump over Russia's meddling in the USA election. Soon after the meeting between Trump and Xi, China condemned the United States air attacks in Syria.

North Korea in 2017, right?

"China and DPRK are definitely neighbors, and we fought a war on Korean soil a long, long time ago", Senior Colonel Zhou said, but he also noted that "China is right now united with the worldwide community to seriously honor UN resolutions, and we hope we eventually may find a solution to these problems".

"So much for China working with us", Trump tweeted Wednesday, adding, "trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40 percent in the first quarter" of 2017.

The second is that China is emerging as a superpower, and if we do not learn to work with the Chinese in a realistic, practical fashion, the consequences could be calamitous.

Xi said China is firmly committed to denuclearizing the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula, and solving the issue through dialogue and consultation.

Trump could also take the largely symbolic step of labeling China a currency manipulator. "So, China, is actually helping them talk to each other".

Over the decades, the United States and its allies have tried, or seriously contemplated, "surgical" military strikes, sanctions, isolation, diplomacy and pushing China to do more. All this seems to have led China to overestimate its influence over Mr Trump.