Trump slams China over North Korean missile test

31 Jul 2017 | By Abheet Sethi

US President Donald Trump slammed China for not reining in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the regime tested a ballistic missile which it claims can cover all of America.

Trump tweeted that he's "very disappointed in China ...they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk."

China, a long-time North Korean ally, has asked Pyongyang to stop escalating tensions.

In context: US responds to North Korean ballistic missile test

29 Jul 2017North Korea successfully tests ICBM, Trump calls it "reckless"

On July 29, North Korea claimed it has successfully tested a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), calling it a "stern warning" for the US.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed the entire US was within striking range, thanks to the test.

The regime had also tested an ICBM three weeks ago.

US President Donald Trump called the latest test a "reckless and dangerous action."

31 Jul 2017Trump slams China over North Korean missile test

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Trump slammed his "foolish" predecessors' trade policy that allowed China to billions of dollars every year.

In the meanwhile, China has allowed the North Korean missile program to become a direct threat to the US mainland, he said.

After a face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida in April, Trump had hoped China would do more to rein in North Korea.

China's statementChina condemns North Korean missile test

China is North Korea's sole ally and an important economic lifeline.

It condemned the latest ICBM launch and asked Pyongyang to "stop taking actions that would escalate tensions" in the Korean Peninsula.

It said it opposes the North's "launch activities."

China had earlier proposed that Pyongyang halt its nuclear and missile programs. In exchange, the US and South Korea should end bilateral military exercises.

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US President Donald Trump said his administration "will handle North Korea."

However, Trump didn't provide any specifics about his strategy towards Pyongyang.

His statement comes after the North tested a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28, the second such test for the month.

The US has imposed a number of economic sanctions on North Korea, which appear to have been ineffective.