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China calls on US and North Korea to have talks as soon as possible

  • China's foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday said that peace must prevail, amid signs of easing tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on October 19, 2017 in Beijing, China.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on October 19, 2017 in Beijing, China.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi called on the United States and North Korea on Thursday to have talks as soon as possible.

He said that peace must prevail, amid signs of easing tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

Wang made the comments during a news briefing as part of the annual meeting of China's parliament.