U.S., China Discussing Emergency in N.Korea

The U.S. and China are discussing "all kinds of contingencies" in North Korea, the chief U.S. nuclear negotiator Glyn Davies said Tuesday.

Davies was speaking to reporters after a seminar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

It was unprecedented for a senior U.S. official to talk openly about such discussions since China has traditionally been wary of agitating its ally Pyongyang.

Davies was asked about a Kyodo News report that the Chinese military has drawn up a response in internal documents to a potential collapse of the North Korean regime.

Washington and Beijing are discussing the matter because they aim for a joint response, he added.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 15, 2014 11:46 KST