External Affairs

China Says Canada Meeting on North Korea Showed ‘Cold War’ Mentality

China has dismissed an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis hosted by Canada and the US as illegitimate.

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Canada’s foreign minister Chrystia Freeland at a press conference in Vancouver on January 16, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Ben Nelms

Beijing: China said on Wednesday after a just concluded meeting in Canada about North Korea showed a Cold War mentality and would only undermine a settlement of the North Korea issue.

Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment at a daily news briefing.

China did not attend the meeting in Vancouver, saying it would not help with efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.


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