China Says US Actions Hurting Relationship
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed concerns about the actions of each other's governments during a meeting Monday in Beijing that also included the more customary diplomatic calls for cooperation. Wang said the United States has been escalating trade tensions between the two sides and dealt with Taiwan in a way China finds objectionable. He said those actions have affected trust between the U.S. and China and that the United States should stop "this kind of mistaken action." Pompeo responded that the United States has its own concerns about China's actions, and that he looked forward to discussing them during Monday's talks. The Beijing visit comes days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a blistering speech accusing China of military aggression, commercial theft, rising human rights violations, and electoral intervention against Trump. South Korea visit Pompeo traveled to China from South Korea where he said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "refined options for the location and date" for the "upcoming second summit" between Kim and President Donald Trump. The two met for the first time in Singapore in June. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Sunday, "Secretary Pompeo and Chairman Kim also agreed to instruct their respective working-level teams to meet soon to intensify discussions on the key remaining issues to deliver on the Singapore Summit Joint Statement." She added Trump "looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust established with Chairman Kim in Singapore". The announcement Sunday came shortly after Pompeo arrived in Seoul, following his fourth visit to North Korea, where he met with Kim. South Korean President Moon Jae-In thanked Pompeo for his visit and expressed his well-wishes for the potential upcoming summit. Trump-Kim meeting Trump tweeted earlier Sunday Kim and Pompeo "had a good... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China Says US Actions Hurting Relationship, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: VOA NEWS - Monday, 8 October, 2018
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