China pushes for N. Korea to back down

But U.S. rejects new calls to hold talks, cease drills

Posted: August 7, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (left) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi end their meeting Sunday in Manila, Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines -- A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by new U.N. sanctions received a boost Sunday from China, the North's economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor to halt its missile and nuclear tests.

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