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From left, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne speak to reporters after their June 5 meeting in Sydney.   © Reuters

US, Australia want China to do more on North Korea

Defense, foreign affairs heads stress Beijing's responsibility as rising power

KAORI TAKAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

SYDNEY -- The top diplomats and defense chiefs of the U.S. and Australia affirmed Monday that North Korea's nuclear and missile development poses a global threat, and they urged China to ratchet up the pressure on its neighbor.

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