Xi urges restraint in North Korean conflict
12 August 2017 | 4:30 pm
The North Korean nuclear issue needs a peaceful resolution, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call, and calls on the "relevant side" to exercise restraint.
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