South Korean Nuclear Envoy Says He Will Visit China

As China is getting pressed for the recent North Korean nuclear missile tests as well as having two American journalists being sentenced for reporting on refugees in China, a South Korea representative is going to Beijing. From the AFP:

South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator said he would leave for Beijing later in the day for talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei about North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests.

“I plan to go to China, probably in the evening today. But the exact itinerary has yet to be fixed,” Wi Sung-Lac told Yonhap news agency.

Wi said he hopes to meet Wu Wednesday for talks on a range of issues following the North’s May 25 nuclear test, including moves by the UN Security Council to expand sanctions in response.

The Council’s five permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus their counterparts from Japan and South Korea have been haggling over new measures.