World Trump says he'll will speak to Xi Jinping after Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

15:26  08 may  2018
15:26  08 may  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com

Chinese foreign minister to visit N Korea

  Chinese foreign minister to visit N Korea The visit is part of a diplomatic flurry between Friday's historic summit and Trump-Kim talks.The trip comes amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the landmark day on the peninsula.

Trump says he 's looking forward to meeting Kim Jong - un after North Korean dictator's surprise visit to Beijing to meet China 's Xi Jinping in first-ever overseas trip as leader. Beijing confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a visit to China .

Even Kim Jong - un has to take notes when Xi Jinping speaks . The meeting also marks a surprising change of tone in the China -North Korea relationship, which had been noticeably cold since Kim came to power.

donald trump phone call oval office: President Trump tweeted about the upcoming phone call shortly after it was reported Kim Jong Un met with China's President Xi Jingping. © Provided by Business Insider President Trump tweeted about the upcoming phone call shortly after it was reported Kim Jong Un met with China's President Xi Jingping. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he would speak to Chinese President Xi Jinping, just moments after Chinese media confirmed that Xi had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a surprise bilateral visit.

"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building," Trump tweeted.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praises North Korea during Pyongyang visit

  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praises North Korea during Pyongyang visit Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised North Korea's commitment to denuclearization during a rare visit to Pyongyang on Wednesday. The visit is the first official high-level contact between Beijing and Pyongyang since the historic Inter-Korean summit on April 27, which saw the leaders of the two Koreas agree to an ambitious agenda of peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Following the success of the summit, planning is now underway for US President Donald Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un within a month to further discuss the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

Since taking the reins of his father’s dictatorship in 2011, Kim Jong - un has been a bit of a homebody. As of this afternoon, he ’s made one. On Monday, an armored train made its way through northeast But with direct talks between Trump and Kim tentatively scheduled for May, Xi Jinping ’s

The president spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday, according to the White House. The call followed a shocking announcement Thursday that Trump intends to meet face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to address the rogue regime’s illegal nuclear program.

Trump's administration and China are currently locked in slow-moving trade talks. Trump wants to use them to decrease China's trade surplus with the U.S., while cracking down on what the U.S. sees as Chinese theft of intellectual property.

Meanwhile, inter-Korean talks and diplomacy from Kim has gotten off to a running start. The formerly reclusive Kim made history as the first leader of his country to enter South Korea last month, and also made his first journey outside North Korea since 2011 a few weeks before that.

Experts who spoke to Business Insider say that the lightning pace of diplomacy between North Korea, the U.S., and South Korea may have unsettled China.

China sees the U.S.'s missile defenses and forces in South Korea as a serious threat, designed in part to contain Beijing — but North Korea has not asked the U.S. to reduce its forces in exchange for denuclearization.

After the summit between Kim and Trump was accepted, China appeared to race to have its own summit with Kim, who visited Beijing just weeks later. 

Trump defends ZTE comments .
President Trump on Monday defended his comments supporting Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, saying it is part of ongoing trade negotiations with China and "my personal relationship with President Xi.""ZTE, the largest Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies. This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi," T"ZTE, the largest Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies. This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi," Trump tweeted.

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