Executive Intelligence Review


Xi Jinping Is Ready To Play a Constructive Role in the Next Round of Trump-Kim Talks

Jan. 10, 2019 (EIRNS)—China’s President Xi Jinping, following his meeting with the North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un in Beijing this week, has expressed his support for Kim’s fresh statement committing his country’s denuclearization, saying China was ready to play a “positive” and “constructive” role in the process, hoping that Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump can find some common ground.

Chairman Kim said, after his talks with Xi, that,

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will continue sticking to the stance of denuclearization and resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation,”

according to Xinhua coverage. Kim continued,

“At the same time, Pyongyang will make efforts for the second summit between D.P.R.K. and U.S. leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the international community.”

In addition, the Korean Central News Agency reported that the Chinese President has accepted an offer to visit Pyongyang after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Beijing, however, has yet to confirm the trip.