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Trump: North Korea a 'cruel dictatorship' and China a 'rival'

First State of the Union address stresses reciprocal trade relations

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump openly called the North Korean regime a "cruel dictatorship" and China an "economic rival" in his first State of the Union address on Tuesday -- phrases that could raise tensions that are already running high.

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