Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk during Xi’s visit in Pyongyang, North Korea on June 21, 2019 [File: KCNA via Reuters]

VOA/AFP: China Willing to Work with North Korea for ‘World Peace,’ State Media Says 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Beijing was willing to work with Pyongyang for world peace, North Korean state media said Saturday. 

The message from Xi came days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in one of its most powerful tests yet, declaring it would meet perceived U.S. nuclear threats with nukes of its own. 

North Korea has conducted a record-breaking blitz of missile launches in recent weeks, and fears have grown that it is building up to a seventh nuclear test, its first since 2017.  

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WNU Editor: No official announcement from Beijing that President Xi communicated with Kim Jong Un. But the Chinese ambassador to the UN says China supports detente on the Korean peninsula …. China supports using detente to address Korean Peninsula issues (China Daily).  

Update: There was no direct face to face or phone call communication. It was a letter …. Xi says he attaches great importance to China-N. Korea ties in letter to Kim: KCNA (Yonhap News Agency). 

North Korean State Media Says China Willing To Work With North Korea For ‘World Peace’ 

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA — Al Jazeera

Xi tells Kim China willing to work with N.Korea for ‘world peace’: KCNA — AFP

China’s Xi sends message to N. Korea promising ‘stability’ — DW

North Korea Claims Fresh Nod of Support From China’s Xi — The Week

Korea- Xi Jinping appeals to Kim Jong Un to jointly promote «peace and stability». — News 360