Mattis good on China talks set to go over North Korea
BEIJING –  BEIJING &mdash U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart are striking a good note as they sat down to tackle the thorny situation of how to get North Korea to fulfill a pledge to abandon its nuclear plan.
Mattis says he and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe opened discussions in Beijing on Wednesday with a &ldquovery open and sincere dialogue.&rdquo Wei says the check out is essential to improve strategic trust and improve the cooperation among them.
Neither pointed out particular problems but North Korean denuclearization is expected to leading the agenda.
The go to also comes amid sharp U.S. criticism more than China&rsquos militarization of its island holdings in the South China Sea and a brewing trade war between the world&rsquos two largest economies.
Published at Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:18:00 +0000