September 21, 2020

China “very helpful” to U.S. in negotiations with North Korea, Trump claims

U.S. President compares ongoing negotiations with DPRK to game of chess or poker

China has been "very helpful" to the U.S. in ongoing nuclear negotiations with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump's comments were the latest projection of optimism from a senior member of the Trump administration -- including the president himself -- despite months of diplomatic stalemate with Pyongyang and growing signs that China disagrees with, or even outright opposes, U.S. policy on the Korean peninsula.