Trump arrives in China with a stern warning for N. Korea

Nov 08, 2017, 5:46 AM EST
President Trump's Trip to Asia
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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in China on Wednesday after a speech to the South Korean parliament where he used strong language warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear ambitions.

In a “stark personal message” to Kim, Trump said that the U.S. is ready to pursue a “brighter path” and resolve the crisis diplomatically while reminding the “rogue regime” that the option of military action is also on the table, writes The Guardian.

Trump, who is visiting China as part of his 12-day Asia trip, heaped praise on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for his historic political ascendency recently, notes the BBC. The center of focus for Trump’s visit is to find a way to cut down, what the leader describes as “embarrassing” U.S. trade deficit with Beijing.