North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held a successful meeting in Beijing to discuss regional issues, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media says.
At his summit with Trump last week in Singapore, Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for USA security guarantees.
Kim earlier visited an agricultural technology park and rail traffic control center, accompanied by Beijing's top official, Cai Qi, Xinhua said.
Americans also have mixed feelings about Trump's announcement that he would end military exercises with South Korea while negotiations with North Korea are ongoing, with about 3 in 10 in favor and 3 in 10 opposed. Chinese state-run broadcaster CGTN also reported on Kim Jong-un's third visit to China and his talks with Xi Jinping on Tuesday where Xi said China will remain committed to solidifying its ties with the North. regardless of any changes on the worldwide and regional fronts.More news: Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border
President Donald Trump said North Korea had returned on Wednesday the remains of 200 USA troops missing from the Korean War, although there was no official confirmation of the move from military authorities.
Former president Barack Obama supported South Korea's rejection of a nuclearized North Korea and said threats from North Korea would result in its isolation from the global community.
"They've shifted the focus from anti-Americanism to improving agriculture, sports and boosting the local economy", he said, adding all the anti-American posters he usually saw around Kim Il Sung Square and at shops in Pyongyang have been removed. But it cast no new light on the main question that hangs over the previously reclusive North Korean leader's surge in diplomatic activity in recent months: What next steps, if any, will Kim take to dismantle his country's nuclear program?
Kim traveled to China in March and met with Xi in his first foreign trip since he took over the country in late 2011.
Mr Kim also told Mr Xi he was willing to bolster the bilateral friendship and co-operation, it said.
The United States launched 33 investigative and recovery missions into North Korea between 1996 and 2005, but those efforts ended as the political situation between Washington and Pyongyang deteriorated.More news: Chinese paper says Trump administration has 'blood lust' over trade
"Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site".
"Preparations continue" to receive the remains, the United States official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
If Kim's cozy China visit doesn't catch Trump's attention, that just might.
Kim Jong Un met Trump in Singapore on June 12 and agreed to work to establish "new" ties with each other.
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