"We think a person-to-person encounter and dialogue between the leaders of North Korea and the US is the key to solving problems," Lu Kang, spokesman at the Chinese foreign ministry, said in a written response to Yonhap News Agency's questions.
"We hope both the North and the US show patience and good faith to focus on resolving concerns and carry out the process to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula," the spokesman noted.
"China unwaveringly supports the hosting of the North-US summit," Lu said. China will continue to play an active, constructive role on Korean Peninsula issues, he added. (Yonhap)