Tillerson in China to talk about North Korea, trade

With President Donald Trump scheduled to visit China in November as part of an Asian tour, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Beijing this weekend laying the groundwork — with talks expected to focus on North Korea and trade.

Tillerson met Saturday with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and senior foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi — with a meeting scheduled later in the day with President Xi Jinping, Agence France-Presse reported.

The secretary of state’s arrival in China was delayed because of aircraft problems in Japan, AFP reported.

Trump has been pressing China to impose tougher measures on Pyongyang in a bid to ease tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which has…

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