Tillerson’s comments Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that communication was happening directly and cited two or three US channels open to Pyongyang.
The meeting comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Doklam area.
The reshuffle comes as Xi oversees an ambitious military modernisation programme, adding new aircraft carriers and developing stealth fighters.
“There is huge potential for cooperation between China and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said, without giving details.
This is the second time in three days that Xi spoke of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s capability to thwart invasions.
The late Nobel laureate was one of the “Four Gentlemen” who held a hunger strike on the final days on the 1989 pro-democracy movement. The remaining are either mum or were forced to take a “holiday”.
Chen Miner was made Communist Party boss in Chongqing, cementing his reputation as the president’s favourite before leadership reshuffle at a key party congress in the autumn.
According to official sources the sanctions will target “low-hanging fruit” Chinese entities – small financial institutions and “shell” companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
If the power of the new anti-corruption authority is not clearly defined and limited, due process is unlikely to be protected along with the rule of law, creating fear rather than order.
China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development and trade links since unveiling the plan in 2013.
In a congratulatory message to the new South Korean president, China’s Xi Jinping said he has always greatly valued the relations between the two countries.
The coordinated crackdown comes amid warming ties between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte.
Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the US alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region,
Chinese president Xi Jinping’s pet project of reviving the ancient Silk Road for trade has led to a race for business among global and local security firms.
The external affairs ministry said there was nothing new or unusual about such visits and hence political meanings should not be read into them.