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China says war between North Korea and the US could break out “at any moment”

  • China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to step back from the brink, warning that war over Pyongyang’s nuclear testing could be imminent if the countries don’t de-escalate tensions.
  • “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing.
  • The dire warning comes amid fears that North Korea is readying another nuclear test, possibly as soon as this weekend. 
  • Senior U.S. officials have said the U.S. is prepared to strike North Korea if they believe the isolated country will carry out the test, and have two destroyers capable of launching a missile attack positioned in the region.
  • Trump has vowed to “properly deal” with North Korea if China does not, and his administration has warned that its “strategic patience” with the country has run out. Read more (4/14/17 11 AM)

China warns Trump that climate change is not a hoax it created

Speaking during the international climate change talks in Marrakech, Morocco, on Wednesday, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin issued a reminder to the president-elect. Liu  clarified in no uncertain terms that climate change is not a hoax and that Trump should look to his Republican predecessors, including Reagan, on how to proceed on climate change.

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