Trump to press Xi to do more to rein in North Korea, end unfair trade practices on China visit

US President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease what Washington sees as unfair trade practices
US President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease what Washington sees as unfair trade practicesPHOTOS: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease what Washington sees as unfair trade practices, a senior White House official said on Monday (Oct 23).

Mr Trump will also urge China to fully implement the UN Security Council's sanctions resolutions against Pyongyang and to take bilateral steps that go beyond that, the official told reporters ahead of Mr Trump's Asia trip.

The failure to confront and reverse the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea will lead to a "much darker era", the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

But the official also said Mr Trump is looking for a peaceful resolution of the North Korea standoff.