Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative on North Korea policy arrived Tuesday in Beijing as part of his three-country trip to South Korea, China and Japan, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.
He met with his Chinese counterpart, Wu Dawei, to discuss Beijing's increased efforts to resume long-stalled six-party talks about ending North Korea's nuclear program.
While in Seoul, Davies said the United States is not likely to resume the six-party talks with the two Koreas, China, Japan and Russia, "until we see a much greater degree of willingness on the part of North Korea [to denuclearize.]" South Korea was also reluctant to return to the negotiating table without more willingness on the North's part.
China has suggested a mid-September gathering of officials from the six countries to discuss North Korea's denuclearization, Yonhap reported.