Secretaries Kerry and Lew will host Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang and a delegation of top leaders from China for the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington this week. The summit provides the two countries with an opportunity to discuss major issues and to build upon the understanding President Obama and President Xi Jinping established at their meeting last month in California. The big issues on the table will likely include cybersecurity, China’s changing economic policies and North Korea. The full slate of issues up for discussion will have multilateral impact and the entire global community is vested in their outcome.
We're at an impasse where we're not going to give North Korea what they want, and the North Koreans are not giving us what we want. [Each week that passes without progress] really lays bare the anemic nature [of the declaration President Trump and Kim Jong-un made in June in Singapore].