June 13, 2018 / 7:37 AM / a year ago

China says its proposal practical after Trump says to halt Korean drills

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would halt military exercises on the Korean peninsula shows China’s “dual suspension” proposal is practical and tenable.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

China has proposed what it calls a dual suspension, whereby North Korea would suspend nuclear and missile tests, and South Korea and the United States suspend military exercises so they can sit down for talks.

(This story has been corrected to reflect that China did not express support for Trump’s announcement)

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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