Chinese leader urges Donald Trump to peacefully resolve North Korea tensions

President Xi Jinping calls on Donald Trump for peaceful resolution to North Korea tensions

President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution to North Korea tensions

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Donald Trump that resolving tensions with North Korea should be done peacefully, according to Chinese state media.

The leaders reportedly spoke by phone on Wednesday (April 12), but the White House has not officially given an account about what they spoke about, according to VOA.

Yesterday (April 11) on Twitter, the US leader called on China to help solve problems with North Korea. He said: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!”

Whilst he has not said what action America would take on the issue, Mr Trump also tweeted Jinping suggesting that a trade deal between the US and China would be better if “they solve the North Korea problem.”

Mr Trump has also called on China to close the trade gap between the two countries. Last year China exported $347 (£277) billion more in products to the US than Americans sent to China.

China usually imports raw materials to be assembled in the country and other consumer products from the US, whilst the US often imports clothing, machinery and consumer electronics from China.