China says senior foreign policy advisor to meet Tillerson

BEIJING – China says that the country, a senior foreign policy adviser will be a meeting with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later this week amid concerns about North Korea.

The statement released late Monday by the official Xinhua news agency gave no further details, but the meeting between Tillerson and Yang Jiechi come amid increasing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

China has long been the North’s main economic and diplomatic partner but also has a back-increasingly stringent U. N. sanctions on Kim Jong-Un regime.

The statement quoted defense ministry spokesman Geng Shuang as his source. He said Yang, a state counselor and former foreign minister, would be a visit to the US. on Thursday and Friday.

The visit comes amid rising U.S.-China economic tensions underlined by Washington’s move to increase tariffs on the import of solar panels.

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