Chinese President Xi Jinping accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit Pyongyang after Kim's visit to Beijing this week, pointing to very close relations between the two neighbours.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that Pyongyang may pursue "a new path" if the US continues to make "one-sided demands" and impose sanction.
One day after Pyongyang warned that it will not denuclearize itself unless US nuclear threats removed from Korean peninsula, Washington declares that it has no intention for easing North Korea sanctions.
US administration sanctions 3 senior North Korean officials while Washington claims reached better relations with Pyongyang.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) kicked off high-level talks on Monday in the border village of Panmunjom.