Shinzo Abe

China's Xi urges Trump to use caution in handling North Korea

China's Xi urges Trump to use caution in handling North Korea

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday implored President Trump to show restraint toward North Korea, repeating a plea for patience amid signs the isolated nation is preparing for another nuclear test.

The two spoke by phone for the second time this month, and following a face-to-face meeting in Florida. Trump has urged Xi to exert more pressure on North Korea, which depends largely on its neighbor for economic survival. China insists Washington should do its part to defuse tension over the North’s nuclear ambitions by embracing talks.

China is “firmly opposed to any violations of the U.N. Security Council resolutions,” Xi said, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry...

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