Trump takes aim at China over North Korea

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP | US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepare to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on July 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump lashed out at China Wednesday, pointing to a surge in its trade with North Korea as evidence that US reliance on Beijing to rein in Pyongyang was misplaced.

“Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!” Trump said in an early morning tweet.

Trump posted the tweet as he was about to depart on a trip to Europe that will include a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Germany.

It came a day after North Korea conducted an apparently successful test launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile capable…

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