>> China and the US, agreeing on how best to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. But the White House staying tight lipped following high level talks in Washington this week. It was Chinese state media that's doing the revealing, announcing Saturday, both sides affirm they will strive for the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The consensus comes as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, pressed China to step up economic and political pressure on North Korea during his meeting with Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs, Thursday. For its part, China is pushing for enforcement of UN Security Counsel resolutions, along with more dialogue and negotiation.
The joint approach comes after President Donald Trump blasted what he sees as China's failed efforts to leverage influence over Pyongyang. US relations with North Korea further complicated by the death of American college student, Otto Warmbier earlier this week, after his release from 17 months of imprisonment In Pyongyang.
Chinese President, Xi Jinping and President Trump, expected to meet again in Germany next month, during the G20 summit.