Xi Jinping and Rex Tillerson meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today in Beijing. According to a statement released by the Chinese foreign ministry, Xi told Tillerson that there are far more shared interests between the two countries than disputes and called for strengthened bilateral cooperation and appropriate handling of sensitive issues.

The meeting occurred hours after North Korea claimed success in testing a new type of rocket engine. Sate-run Korean Central News Agency reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the successful test of a high-thrust engine. It said, the event had historic significance that could lead to the new birth of the country’s indigenous rocket industry.

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