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China's Xi says war cannot be allowed on Korean peninsula

China's President Xi Jinping looks on during a signing meeting with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - War must never be allowed to take place on the Korean peninsula and the issue must be resolved via talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday, state television reported.

Xi and Moon were meeting in Beijing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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