Trump in China for talks on North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'


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 Trump in China for talks on North Korea's 'cruel dictatorship'

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    US President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing Wednesday for the critical leg of his Asia tour to drum up an uncompromising, global front against the nuclear weapons ambitions of the "cruel dictatorship" in North Korea.

    Trump heaped more praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping before touching down in Beijing but he also used a speech in Seoul to urge China to do more to rein in its Cold War-era ally.

    The Trump administration sees Beijing as the key to controlling North Korea, which depends on China for its economic survival and for 90 percent of its trade.

    Earlier, Trump congratulated Xi for his reappointment as China's Communist Party chief, tweeting: "I very much look forward to meeting with President Xi who is just off his great political victory".

    Trump's use of the term "political victory" for the outcome of last month's Communist Party congress was seen by analysts as an attempt to mollify Xi before tough talks on trade and North Korea.

    "He's laying it on thick to put Xi in a good mood because he will have unpleasant things to tell him," said Jean-Pierre Cabestan, China politics specialist at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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