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China Agrees to Join U.S. to End N. Korea Weapons Pursuit

The U.S. and China pledged to work together toward convincing North Korea to abandon its nuclear pursuits in a move that highlighted China’s growing frustration with a long-standing yet volatile Communist ally.

Appearing in the evocative setting of Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guest House, site of President Richard Nixon’s visit during his 1972 trip to China, Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s foreign policy chief, Yang Jiechi, took turns expressing concern about North Korea’s belligerence and their shared goal to tame the aspiring nuclear country.