'Worth cherishing': China hopes Kim-Trump summit will go ahead

China has called on North Korea and the US to go ahead with their historic summit as planned after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of the scheduled meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The North also canceled high-level talks, due Wednesday, with Seoul because of US-South Korean military air exercises. “The situation on the peninsula has eased up, which is worth cherishing,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. “We hope… some of the high-level meetings that [the two sides] have been working towards can be held smoothly and… results can be achieved,” Lu said. The spokesman called on all parties to “avoid mutual provocations and further tension,” AFP reported.