BEIJING (AP) - The U.S. and China are committing to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks. He and his Chinese counterpart say they will seek a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear standoff, which has grown worse in recent months under its young leader Kim Jong Un.
Kerry told reporters that two countries are committed to "the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a peaceful manner." The declaration comes as North Korea appears to be readying a missile test following months of heated rhetoric.
China's foreign policy chief says his country believes the tensions can be resolved "peacefully through dialogue" rather than confrontation.