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Xi Jinping accepts offer to visit Pyongyang, North Korea says

Xi Jinping accepts offer to visit Pyongyang, North Korea says

China has backed a second bilateral summit between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un and pledged to play a part in denuclearising the peninsula.

Kim's visit to North Korea's most important economic and diplomatic ally follows reports of advanced negotiations for a second summit between Washington and Pyongyang aimed at resolving the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Kim's trip to China - his fourth in the past 10 months - is believed to be an effort to coordinate with Beijing ahead of a possible second summit with Trump.

Kim also said he'll be compelled to take a different path if the United States keeps pressing for unilateral sanctions against the North as well as maintaining broader U.N. sanctions.

"China supports the DPRK's continued adherence to the direction of denuclearisation on the peninsula, supports the continuous improvement of inter-Korean relations", Xi was quoted as saying, using the initial of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Pyongyang needed to take "bold, practical measures for denuclearisation" to ensure sanctions are lifted, he told reporters, but added that "corresponding measures" were also needed from the United States, such as agreeing a "peace regime" and formally declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

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Kim "raised concern" about the impasse in talks with the U.S., according to Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency, which said the Chinese leader had issued a ringing endorsement of the North's position.

Xinhua quoted Mr Xi as saying he hoped that North Korea and the United States could meet each other half way and that the worldwide community expected peaceful negotiations.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government is "using various channels" to communicate with North Korea, including over a potential summit with Kim Jong Un.

His armored train left Beijing Station around 2 p.m. on the first leg of his journey to Dandong bordering North Korea that is expected to take around 14 hours. The sanctions have severely impacted his country's already ailing economy.

Officially, at least, China says it considers the tariff battle and North Korea's weapons programs to be entirely separate. Mr Trump said on Sunday that the United States was "negotiating a location" and that he expected the summit to take place in January or February.

Each of the previous Kim-Xi meetings have come shortly before or after the North Korean's summits with either Trump or South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

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Kim Jong-un visits a Tong Ren Tang pharmaceutical plant in Yizhuang, Beijing on Wednesday. Ltd., where he watched production processes.

Kim previously met with Xi before and after the Singapore Summit with Trump.

Moon spoke only days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's Day address that he was ready to resume the two major stalled inter-Korean projects.

Those demands were in response to Pyongyang's initial, unilateral steps toward denuclearisation that included dismantling its only known nuclear testing site and a key missile engine facility.

"China has been an important force in promoting the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and peace and stability on the peninsula", said Lu.

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