China’s envoy for the North Korean nuclear issue arrived in the capital, Pyongyang, on Tuesday, the North’s KCNA news agency reported, amid a push by the United States and South Korea for tougher sanctions on the North after its fourth nuclear test.
China’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei was due to hold discussions with the North Koreans on the nuclear issue, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported from the North Korean capital.
Neither Kyodo nor KCNA gave further details. China’s foreign ministry did not have immediate comment.
North Korea is believed to be making preparations for a test launch of a long-range rocket, U.S. officials have said, after activity at its test site was observed by satellite.
Wang rejected as “groundless speculation” remarks by U.S. officials that China, using its influence as the North’s main economic benefactor and political backer, could do more to press North Korea and must end “business as usual”. Read More