United States President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will meet tomorrow at the first summit between the two nations since Trump took office in January.
Top of the agenda is expected to be the threat of North Korea and their growing nuclear arsenal.
Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests between 2006 and 2016, with satellite images suggesting they may be gearing up for a sixth very soon.
North Korea has repeatedly violated United Nations Security Council resolutions targeting its nuclear and missile programme, claiming the ban is an infringement of its sovereign rights to self-defence and the pursuit of space exploration.
In the latest infringement of sanctions, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday into its eastern waters, according to Reuters. The missile, which flew about 60km, was launched from Sinpo, a port city on the North’s east coast.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned further provocative action from North Korea is possible in the near future as the isolated nation shows no signs of abating in their mission for full nuclear capability.