Xi says Beijing will not recognize N. Korea’s nuclear policy

(From Yonhap)

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday that he will not recognize North Korea’s policy of simultaneously pursuing nuclear advance and economic development.

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) greets South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn in Beijing

Xi made the remarks during a meeting with Hwang in Beijing, according to an official at the prime minister’s office who attended the meeting.

Xi also repeated China’s stance that Beijing “firmly opposes” North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and is faithfully implementing U.N. sanctions against the North’s nuclear and missile programs.

Hwang told Xi that the implementation of U.N. sanctions and other pressures on North Korea must continue for North Korea to “change calculations,” the official said. Read More



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