As a US Navy strike group has moved toward the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who only a few days ago met with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, FL, told President Trump in a phone call Wednesday that Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, but wants to do so through peaceful means.
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“Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2017
Xi told Trump that China insists on peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson to the area and the conducting of the biggest-ever U.S.-South Korea military drills.
“China insists on realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula … and is willing to maintain communication and coordination with the American side over the issue on the peninsula,” Xi was quoted as saying by state media. – FOX News
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China rejects North Korean coal & threatens military action against North Korea as Trump promises better trade deals. pic.twitter.com/2CNFuHp98R
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FLASHBACK TO OUR WEAK FORMER PRESIDENT’S FINAL VISIT TO CHINA: China’s leaders snubbed Barack Obama during his last trip to Asia on Saturday.
The authorities refused to provide a staircase to Air Force one and forced him to exit from the “ass” of the plane.
China’s leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20.
Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa May, who touched down on Sunday morning.
But the leader of the world’s largest economy, who is on his final tour of Asia, was forced to disembark from Air Force One through a little-used exit in the plane’s belly after no rolling staircase was provided when he landed in the eastern Chinese city on Saturday afternoon.
When Obama did find his way on to a red carpet on the tarmac below there were heated altercations between US and Chinese officials, with one Chinese official caught on video shouting: “This is our country! This is our airport!” –Guardian h/t GP