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China may be warming up to North Korea, but it still supports inter-Korean talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and said he hopes for “political resolution”

Update at 3:05 p.m. KST on Jan. 27: This article has been updated to include additional briefing remarks from a Blue House official. 

After making several friendly gestures towards North Korea in recent months, Chinese President Xi Jinping made it clear that he supports inter-Korean dialogue and “political resolution” in a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday.