This is the top story in China’s leading newspaper, People’s Daily. It reports on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addressing a United Nations Security Council minister, stressing the need to contain the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsular, with the UK and Russian foreign ministers in attendance too.
Source: Chinese FM stresses two directions in dealing with nuclear issue on Korean Peninsula – People’s Daily Online
With the Security Council meeting chaired by the US, this was a reminder to the US that China is probably the only restraining influence on North Korea. The Chinese FM cited previous diplomatic successes with North Korea.
With both the US and North Korea being led by volatile and unpredictable leaders, China’s restraining influence is welcome. Unfortunately, the Trump regime is probably looking for quick wins. For UK readers, it was good news that Boris Johnson took a low profile.