China talks focusing on North Korean threat

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China talks focusing on North Korean threat

President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration towards having a nuclear missile that can strike the US mainland.

Joseph Dunford, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Defense Under Secretary and Chief Financial Office David Norquist, testify at a House Armed Services Committee hearing, June 12, 2017.

Still, China's exports to North Korea rose 33 percent year-on-year in May.

The United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs during a round of high-level talks in Washington on Wednesday.

Tillerson and Mattis are holding a joint news conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the State Department.

Yang Jiechi, China's top foreign policy official, and Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, led the Chinese delegation.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the newly-built Dental Sanitary Goods Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. "At least I know China tried!"

A day last week's talks, President Donald Trump said China's efforts to use its leverage with North Korea had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea.

China defended its response to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump commented on Twitter that China's pressure on North Korea has not worked.

"Talk is not enough when it comes to increasing cooperation and narrowing differences" between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters after the meeting. Warmbier passed away on Monday, just days after his homecoming, following 17 months of captivity in North Korea.

USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea.

In Beijing, this week will see the US-China closed-door meeting that will be held in Washington, which is said to be a diplomatic and security dialogue between the two nations that might include the topic of North Korea.

Oh Kyung-seop, a researcher with South Korea's Korea Institute for National Unification, said Wednesday as many as 80,000 North Koreans work in low-wage jobs in Chinese industries that benefit from cheap labor, Yonhap reported.

"Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden, writing on North Korea in the Atlantic Monthly, said Trump will soon "collide with the same harsh truth that has stymied all his recent predecessors: There are no good options for dealing with North Korea". "There's no way we can look at a situation like this with any way of understanding".

It should be noted that Moon hedged on accusing the Kim regime of murdering the American student.

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