President Trump, China, North Korea discussed on Morning Edition


To play to his ego to pull out all the stops with welcoming serra moaning factors been almost a competition among the president's asian hose to see who can stage the most elaborate welcome of course ceremony is one of many areas where china is a superpower are they of the backdrop of china and the forbidden city to do it with but when they get down to talking very some tough issues here's scott what is the president hoped to accomplish well absolutely a north korea is high on that list china is north korea's number one trading partner and the administration wants she to use his economic leverage there to put pressure on kim jong on and put the brakes on that nuclear program the white house as china has done some of that suspending coal purchases from north korea for example and directing chinese banks not to do business with pyongyang but trump says china and other countries must do more to stop the nuclear adventures of north korea and he stressed that point when he spoke earlier today to the south korean national assembly in seoul girls cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threat with no clear devastation all responsible nations must join forces to isolate the rural regime of north korea trump tried to underscore that get tough message with a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone that divides north and south korea the president and his entourage took off in helicopters this morning but they were prevented from landing at the dmz by heavy fog okay so that's the national security or even global security part of this but then there's trade what is the president hoping to get out of china there the at the present often complains about the big us trade deficit with china and his administration has catalogued a long list of what they see as unfair trading practice his by beijing but despite that tough talk trump has not really taken any strong retaliatory action so far in his administration if if he tries to lecture china during this trip some analysts expect the government here we'll just not along the light late and then keep doing what they've been doing all on scott i have to ask you about something rather awkward that has taken place in the last number of hours here in china we have reports that three members of the.

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