Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd L) meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov (2nd R) ahead of a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, in New York, the United States, April 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
Newsweek: China Will Keep Russia Close In Communication Over North Korea
China is keeping close communication with Russia with the increased friction over neighbor North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and hopes to continue to do so, state news agency Xinhua reports.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Thursday to discuss Pyongyang’s continued political stand off with the U.S. and its allies in the Asia Pacific region, ahead of a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on the matter.
Both Russian and Chinese military equipment reportedly amassed on each country’s respective border with North Korea, earlier this month. Each country denied the military build up was linked to the increasingly deteriorating relations between Pyongyang and Washington that has been happening at the same time.
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WNU Editor: If there are two countries that can change the dynamics on the Korean peninsula overnight .... it is China and Russia. For the moment they want a return to the status quo .... but if there is one thing that we have learned in the past month .... both countries have limited contact with the North Korean leadership. My prediction .... if North Korea continues conducting missile tests as well as a nuclear test or two .... both China and Russia will change their approach towards North Korea. What happens after that will be anyone's guess.
More News On Russia And China Cooperating On North Korea
Chinese FM meets Russian deputy FM on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue -- Xinhuanet
Korean crisis at risk of getting 'out of control', China tells Russia -- Sydney Morning Herald
'China, Russia Have Similar Positions on North Korea Issue' - Beijing -- Sputnik
Russia backs China’s call to stop N. Korea nuke tests in exchange for halt in US-S. Korea drills -- RT
Russia Backs China's Proposal at UN on End to N Korea Nuclear Tests -- Sputnik
Russia raises defense alert after North Korea launches missile -- Asia Times
Russia on high alert for possible clash in North Korea -- Nikkei Asian Review
Russian security chief warns external provocations may lead to war on Korean Peninsula -- TASS
What Does Putin Really Think About North Korea? -- Newsweek
What's Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea? -- The Diplomat