Donald Trump made the comments while speaking to reporters in the White House. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump’s claim China wants to join a new nuclear arms control treaty met with scepticism

  • US President says China ‘very much would like’ to be part of three-way deal with Russia and America after telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin
  • Observers pour cold water over claims and point out that Beijing is reluctant to limit its deterrent capacity
Topic |   China military

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Donald Trump made the comments while speaking to reporters in the White House. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.