June 04, 2023

No signal for Washington in timing of Xi’s North Korea visit: China

Beijing says the meeting is to further develop relations with Pyongyang

Beijing on Tuesday said the timing of President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea before the G20 summit in Osaka and amid ongoing trade negotiations was not a signal to Washington or U.S. President Donald Trump.

Speaking during a regular press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said Xi's visit was to further develop relations between Pyongyang and Beijing.