US and China make landmark pledge on Korean de-nuclearization

US and China make landmark pledge on Korean de-nuclearization

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U.S. Secretary of State visits China.

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Secretary of State John Kerry with Chinese President Xi Jinping

China and the U.S. working together

The U.S. and China have made a landmark pledge on the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This comes as the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has visited China with the agenda of pushing the North Korean issue.

John Kerry said in a statement that China and the US were able "to underscore our joint commitment to the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula in a peaceful manner".

China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi stated that China is "firmly committed to upholding peace and stability and advancing the de-nuclearisation process". This comes after a series of in-direct comments, supposedly, against North Korea, which is still considered North Korea's top ally.

Mr. Kerry also added that if China are serious about de-nuclearizing the Korean peninsula then China would have  "to put some teeth into it."

The U.S. Secretary of State will be heading to Tokyo next, as part of his 4 day trip to Asia.

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