Trump to press China on North Korea on Beijing visit: White House

Trump to press China on North Korea on Beijing visit: White House


Our top story this afternoon… The White House has revealed that President
Trump plans to urge his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to join U.S. efforts to further
isolate North Korea. It appears Trump intends to put his close
personal friendship with Xi to the test during his upcoming trip,… by pressing Beijing
to get much, much tougher on the Kim Jong-un regime. Kim Hyun-bin starts us off. President Trump is likely to call on China
to maximize pressure on North Korea when he arrives in Beijing early next month. The statement came during a White House briefing
on Monday regarding Trump’s Asia tour, which includes stops in South Korea, China and Japan. The official added the U.S. feels positively
about China’s involvement in international sanctions against the regime, but hinted at
the possibility of asking Beijing to slap unilateral sanctions on its long-time ally. Most watchers believe there’s a high possibility
Trump will bring up the issue during his summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Most experts say Beijing holds the key to
pressuring the regime as it’s the reclusive state’s largest trading partner by far. During a recent interview with Fox News, President
Trump underscored Beijing’s role on North Korea,… saying China has the clout to do
something significant. However Trump said Beijing has been helping
the United States on the issues and he emphasized the exceptional relationship he shares with
President Xi. During his stops in South Korea and Japan,
President Trump is expected to send a stern message to Pyongyang,… while enhancing cooperation
to prevent future provocations. Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.

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