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China Warns Kim Jong-Un Pyongyang Faces ‘Great Losses’ If North Korea Tests Another Nuclear Weapon

CHINA has finally lost patience with North Korea and warned despotic Kim Jong-un that another nuclear weapons test would push relations “beyond the point of no return”.

Xi Jinping’s powerhouse is clearly worried about nuclear war breaking out in the region, pleading with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to behave with restraint.

An editorial piece in the Global Times, widely regarded as the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, said: “The game of chicken between Washington and Pyongyang has come to a breaking point.”

 

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China’s Xi Jinping has warned North Korea not to test another nuclear weapon

It added that if North Korea conducted another nuclear missile test “it is more likely than ever that the situation will cross the point of no return”.The piece continued: “All stakeholders will bear the consequences, with Pyongyang sure to suffer the greatest losses.”A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry added weight to his leader’s desire to see a deescalation of tension in the region.

Lu Kang said: “The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated and sensitive and the tension is high.“We urge all sides concerned to keep restrained and calm and refrain from taking actions that could escalate tensions.”But the rhetoric coming out of America is not particularly conciliatory, with the US’ ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley urging her nation to “maximise pressure” on the “paranoid” North Korean dictator.

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This is footage of a North Korean weapon test toda

For his part, President Trump has pressed China to reign in its hard-talking ally.The Republican tweeted, after having a face-to-face meeting with Xi Jinping as well as a phone call in recent weeks, that China should “solve the North Korea problem”.American and South Korean troops have been engaging in war games in the region in recent weeks, and a fleet of ships from Japan joined President Trump’s “armada” yesterday.

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Donald Trump has been piling the pressure on North Korea

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