April 13 - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Beijing for meetings with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Chinese counterpart Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday (April 13) at the start of his two day trip to the nation. Kerry will meet China's top leaders in an effort to persuade them to exert pressure on North Korea to scale back its belligerent rhetoric and, eventually, return to nuclear talks. Travelling to Beijing for the first time as secretary of state, Kerry made no secret of his desire to see China take a more activist stance toward North Korea, which in recent weeks has threatened nuclear war against the United States. As the North's main trading partner, financial backer and the closest thing it has to a diplomatic ally, China has a unique ability to use its leverage against the impoverished, isolated state, Kerry said in the South Korean capital Seoul late on Friday. He is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during his visit. Kerry is schedule to leave for Tokyo on Sunday (April 14).