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Washington's back channel to Pyongyang - Fortune

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing today, where he met with Chinese president Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People to discuss North Korea and the agenda for President Trump's first visit to China in early November. The meeting ...and more »

US in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson - New York Times

BEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it was in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests, seeking a possible way forward beyond the escalating threats of a ...and more »

Trump says North Korea talks are 'waste of time' - Financial Times

Donald Trump dismissed the prospect of talks with Pyongyang as pointless barely a day after his secretary of state said the US was using new channels of communication to weigh the possibility of negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear programme ...and more »

US talking to North Korea 'directly,' Rex Tillerson says - ABC News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept. 30, 2017. more +. 0 Shares. Email. The Trump administration confirmed Saturday for the first ...and more »

North Korea and US 'in direct contact', says Tillerson - BBC News

The US is in "direct contact" with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. Mr Tillerson said Washington was "probing" the possibility of talks with Pyongyang, "so stay tuned". "We have lines of communications to Pyongyang," he said ...and more »

US is in direct contact with North Korea, 'probing' if Kim Jong Un is willing to talk, Tillerson says - National Post

BEIJING – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is in direct contact with North Korea and is looking into whether leader Kim Jong Un is open to talks. The comment, made during brief trip to China, was the first time the Trump ...and more »

China intensifies economic pressure on N. Korea - koreatimes (press release)

China is stepping up economic sanctions against North Korea as Washington pressures Beijing to play a bigger role in persuading Pyongyang to halt its nuclear and missile programs. China's move, which reflects a shift in the view of its longtime ally ...and more »

On China's border with North Korea, a constricted economic lifeline is still a lifeline - Washington Post

DANDONG, China — The trucks still rumble across the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, and a nearby pipeline still pumps crude oil to keep the regime alive in Pyongyang. But here in the Chinese city of Dandong, at the center of this country's trade with ...and more »

Trump signed presidential directive ordering actions to pressure North Korea - Washington Post

Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved actions across a broad spectrum of government agencies and led to the use of military cyber-capabilities, according to U ...and more »

What to Expect From Tillerson's Trip to China - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to China over the weekend, where he will have meetings with top level officials including China's President Xi Jinping. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib previews the top issues: trade, the South China Sea, North Korea ...and more »