China: Obama requests China to cooperate on new North Korea sanctions

Author(s): Elizabeth Shim | Date: November 20, 2016 | Language: English
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to take a strict position against any future North Korea provocations, including nuclear tests and test launches of ballistic missiles, during the annual gathering of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
The two leaders held a bilateral meeting on Saturday, during which Xi also said the U.S.-China relationship is at a “hinge moment,” while not mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, according to Japan’s Jiji Press.
Obama and Xi have had longstanding differences with regards to issues such as China’s controversial claims to territory in the South China Sea.
But on North Korea the two leaders once again agreed they should work together to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, according to the report.

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