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N Korea at crossroads

South Korea leans on China for support as Kim bristles for action

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi makes first visit to Seoul since 2014

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Thursday. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

SEOUL -- With North Korea ratcheting up tensions again, South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for assistance in dealing with the threat from Pyongyang.

"A process for complete denuclearization and establishment of sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula is at a crossroads now," Moon told Wang at meeting in Seoul on Thursday. "I ask the Chinese government to pay attention to and support for the nuclear-free and peaceful Korean Peninsula continuously until it is realized."

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