China’s Xi praises North Korea’s Kim for Trump summit, promises support

North Korea's Kim visiting China on June 19-20 – state media

"We hope this visit will help deepen the China-DPRK relations and strengthen our strategic communication on major issues to promote regional peace and stability", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing.

Xi urged the U.S. and North Korea to implement the agreements reached at the June 12 summit in Singapore, while Kim thanked Xi for his role in the diplomatic efforts, according to Chinese state media.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang parried several questions on Kim's visit and its goal saying details will be released in a timely manner.

The visit shows that China is "key" to the talks, Wang said.

The United States relies on China to enforce UN economic sanctions against the North, giving Beijing potential leverage in its looming trade war with Washington.

"China stands against the unilateral sanctions outside the UNSC. We believe that sanctions itself is not an end and all parties should support and coordinate with the current diplomatic efforts and dialogue to work hard for denuclearisation and political settlement of the Korean peninsula issue", he said.

Kim traveled to Beijing Tuesday to meet with President Xi Jinping in their first face-to-face meeting since the Singapore Summit; making the trip his third visit to China this year. This approach advances the USA objective of achieving a diplomatic solution in the Korean Peninsula, where available military options would cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and could lead to a nuclear war.

Despite reports of differences, China remains a close ally of North Korea.

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According to Reuters, Xi commended Kim for the meeting with Trump last week and was grateful for the outcome.

Trump intentionally undermined American national security: "For now, I'd only nominate [Trump] for the 'Ignoble Prize.' It's given to the leader who uses his presidential prerogatives to undermine the personal security of his citizens and values of his nation in more ways in just one year than any leader before him".

In the intervening weeks, the two sides have exchanged several offers and counter offers - with China pledging to buy tens of billions of dollars of USA energy and agricultural products each year - only for the threats and retaliation to resume.

It was urgent for Xi and Kim to discuss how North Korea would work towards meeting United States demands, said Beijing-based global relations commentator Hua Po.

Trump's trade disputes help satisfy growing calls in Washington - and among USA multinationals operating in China - for more decisive action to counter Chinese influence. After his talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Pompeo stressed the importance of China being a constructive participant in the next steps? after the Trump-Kim summit.

Donald Gross, a lawyer with Washington Global Law Group, worked on USA negotiations with North Korea during the Clinton administration as senior adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs from 1997 to 2000.

It is now urgent for Xi and Kim to discuss how North Korea will work towards meeting U.S. demands, said Beijing-based worldwide relations commentator Hua Po.

"China will continue to play a positive role in this process, ?"

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