Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with US President Donald Trump in his residence in Mar-a-lago in the next weeks. The two are scheduled to discuss territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, US and Chinese trade and North Korea. According to US President Donald Trump, China must agree or else the US could “totally” deal with the North Korean issue.
Trump has issued China an ultimatum that if Beijing will not cooperate to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear program and arsenal building, the US would be ready to take action against Pyongyang on its own. When asked how his administration would go about it, Trump said he would not tell because the new administration “is not the United States of the past” where “we tell you where we’re going to hit in the Middle East.”
Trump believes that trade with the US is everything that concerns the Chinese. He said trade is the only incentive and the US could use this to its advantage in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat.
According to US Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland, the probability the North Korean military could have a nuclear armament ready to hit the United States would be by the end of US President Donald Trump’s turn. US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley also said that US would press China to take a firmer stance against the North Korean nuclear programme.