China's Xi: Only dialogue can extinguish 'flame of war'

Chinese President Xi Jinping said after the latest North Korean nuclear test that “the flame of war” can only be extinguished through dialogue.

Xi did not directly address the test in remarks at a summit in southeast China, but said a “dark shadow” hangs over the world, according to The Guardian.

“Thanks to the joint effort of all countries, global peace has reigned for more than half a century. However, incessant conflicts in some parts of the world and hotspot issues are posing challenges to world peace,” Xi told leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the news outlet reported.

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“The intertwined threats of terrorism and a lack of cybersecurity – among others – have cast a dark shadow over the world,” he added.

“People around the world want peace and cooperation, not conflict or confrontation.”

North Korea's state television on Sunday said a test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile was a "complete success." 

President Trump in his response to that test said Pyongyang has become a "great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success."

Trump in July said he was "disappointed" in China for not doing more to rein in North Korea.

"I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk," Trump wrote in a pair of tweets. "We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!"