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>> During US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official trip to China, Saturday, the two countries vow to work together on reigning in nuclear armed North Korea.>> And we've committed ourselves to do everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out. And we view there are a number of steps that we can take that are in front of us, and Foreign Minister Wang has agreed that we will work together to see if we cannot bring the government in Pyongyang to a place where they want to make a different course, make a course correction and move away from their development of their nuclear weapons.
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>> This comes just one day after the Trump administration's tough talk on the threat posed by Pyongyang. On Friday, Tillerson said all options are on the table and that the US would not rule out military intervention. While President Trump called out North Korea on Twitter and blamed China for not doing enough to put the North in its place.
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Criticism Beijing finds irritating. The more diplomatic US tone welcomed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who called the meetings with Tillerson candid, pragmatic, and productive saying neither side is ready to give up hope for peace. In his first Asia trip as America's top diplomat, Tillerson is facing criticism back in the US for choosing not to travel with a full diplomatic press corp.
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The Secretary of State justified this by telling the one outlet he did bring with him, the Conservative Independent Journal Review. I'm not a big media press access person. I personally don't need it. Tillerson is expected to meet with Chinese president, Xi Jinping on Sunday, paving the way for a possible first summit with President Trump as soon as April.