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Mr Kerry is meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other top officials

US Secretary of State John Kerry will push China to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, as he meets with officials in Beijing.

The visit follows North Korea's claim that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.

Mr Kerry told reporters that Pyongyang was "a major challenge to global security".

China is North Korea's main diplomatic and economic ally, but Beijing has condemned Pyongyang's nuclear test.

Mr Kerry also plans to discuss US concerns about China's activities in the disputed South China Sea, and the tightening of political space for civil society in China.

He arrived in Beijing on Tuesday evening at the end of a tour where he also visited Laos and Cambodia.

'Reversing course'

Mr Kerry said he hoped that Wednesday's talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councillor Yang Jiechi would be "constructive and we will find a way forward".

A senior US State Department official told reporters earlier this week that the "pre-eminent issue" for Mr Kerry was how China can convince North Korea to "reverse course" and roll back its nuclear and missile programme.

"The secretary has made no secret either to the Chinese or to you, the media, of his conviction that there is much more that China can do by way of applying leverage," said the official, who added that the US hopes China would work with them, South Korea and Japan in doing so.


The nuclear test was ordered personally by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but experts have not confirmed it was indeed a hydrogen bomb

On Tuesday, Chinese foreign affairs ministry spokesman Hua Chunying told reporters that China had been making "unremitting efforts" on this issue, and that the US remarks were "unconstructive".

She said denuclearisation had run into difficulties because of "some parties' failure" to work in the same direction and urged the US to work with China "instead of pointing fingers and making inappropriate remarks".

The State Department said Mr Kerry also plans to discuss Beijing's "continuing tensions and problematic behaviour" in the South China Sea.

China, which has multiple competing claims with other countries in the resource-rich sea, has angered several neighbours by constructing artificial islands on claimed reefs, and building runways and other facilities on them.


Satellite images taken on 8 January show China's construction of housing and cement plants on the disputed Mischief Reef in the South China Sea

The US has warned China to stop all construction, but Beijing insists that such activity is within its legal rights.

In Laos and Cambodia, Mr Kerry had called on the two countries, who are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), to present a united front against China on the issue.

Laos is chairing Asean this year and, like Cambodia, shares a close economic relationship with China.

Ms Hua on Tuesday accused the US of "stirring troubles and sowing discord" over the matter, and urged it to work for peace and stability in Asia Pacific.



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This post was edited by robert237 at 2016-1-26 22:03

Why should China rein in its ally, North Korea, from having nukes when the US has at least three allies that have nukes?

North Korea needs nuclear weapons for national security. The lower half of Korea has military installations of the USA,
a well known aggressor that has killed millions for not complying with its wishes.
North Korea only wishes to free their brothers to the south from the clutches of western imperialists who
do NOT belong there.
Further more, North Korea has to defend itself from equally blood thirsty Japan.

It makes me happy knowing that North Korea is already capable of stopping any attempt by the US to install nuclear
weapons in South Korea, Taiwan, or Japan. The US knows these guys mean business.
China would have to be crazy to interfere with a good ally building a solid defense against common enemies.
The US knows this and is constantly trying to spin it this way and that. But China and North Korea will remain allies.

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robert237 Post time: 2016-1-27 13:51
Why should China rein in its ally, North Korea, from having nukes when the US has at least three all ...

Have you read the news about this subject as written in China? Maybe not as you do not see any Chinese news I guess.

China condemned NK for its nuclear testing, that was confirmed on the news reports on CCTV 1

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robert237 Post time: 2016-1-27 13:51
Why should China rein in its ally, North Korea, from having nukes when the US has at least three all ...

It sounds like you are having an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Nonsense, again, as well as a severe case of Cephaloanal Inversion.

Your Globus Stupidicus is really getting out of hand. Are your Brothel Sprouts spreading again, Pastor?
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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cmknight Post time: 2016-1-27 14:47
It sounds like you are having an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Nonsense, again, as well as a sever ...

He likes to put his own slant on the facts, it is a pity he has not actually studied the subject.

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robert237 Post time: 2016-1-27 13:51
Why should China rein in its ally, North Korea, from having nukes when the US has at least three all ...

The Chinese are against NK having ato is weapons

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-1-27 14:17
Have you read the news about this subject as written in China? Maybe not as you do not see any Chi ...

That's inconvenient to him

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