Trump wants tough Chinese response to North Korea

Last updated: November 8, 2017 at 14:54 pm

Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough.

He warned that “the weight of this crisis is on your conscience”.

The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after landing in Beijing on Air Force One.

They descended from a red-carpeted staircase and were welcomed by impeccably uniformed guards and children waving US and Chinese flags.

Trump is making his first official visit to the world’s most populous country, the third leg on a five-country 11-day Asian tour.

He was treated to a lavish welcoming ceremony and has been given a tour of the Forbidden City, the location of China’s ancient imperial palaces.

Trump and Xi Jinping will meet several times during his two-day visit.

There are expectations that much of the discussion between two of the world’s most powerful people will involve North Korea.

During his visit to South Korea, Trump warned the North he would not “allow American cities to be threatened with destruction” and not to underestimate US resolve.

Just before departing for Beijing, he specifically referred to China, North Korea’s main trading partner and ally, as one of the countries that must fully enforce international sanctions against Pyongyang.

“To those nations that choose to ignore this threat or, worse still, to enable it, the weight of this crisis is on your conscience,” he said.

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