Chinese president pleads for peace as Trump warns the US is sending an ‘armada’ to North Korea and tells Kim Jong-un: ‘You’re doing the wrong thing!’

IMG_0112.JPGChinese president Xi Jinping has pleaded for peace after Donald Trump warned the US is sending a powerful ‘armada’ to North Korea. The two leaders have spoken by phone in an apparent effort to avoid further escalation after Trump deployed the aircraft carrier-led strike group in a show of force to the Korean peninsula.  The US president last night repeatedly accused Kim Jong-Un of doing ‘the wrong thing’ as he talked up the power of the fleet heading towards the Korean peninsula.  China has made clear its frustration with Pyongyang’s stubbornness but Beijing’s priority remains preventing any military flare-up that could bring chaos and instability to its doorstep. In his phone call with Trump, Xi stressed that China ‘advocates resolving the issue through peaceful means,’ the foreign ministry said……Read More