S. Korea, China push to rid North of nukes

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 2:41 a.m.

China's President Xi Jinping, left, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye shake hands prior to their summit meeting at the Blue House in Seoul Thursday, July 3, 2014. With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)

SEOUL, South Korea -- The leaders of China and South Korea sent a strong message Thursday to North Korea, saying they were united in their opposition to the development of nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, but they fell short of announcing how they would pursue that goal.

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