China expects smooth 2nd DPRK-US summit with positive outcomes

China expects smooth 2nd DPRK-US summit with positive outcomes

China expects the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States to be held smoothly and achieve positive outcomes, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on February 20. (22 hours ago)

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