The next round of six-nation talks on the dispute over North Korea's nuclear program will begin Nov. 9 in Beijing (search), China's foreign ministry announced Thursday.
The date was announced by ministry spokesman Kong Quan at a regular news briefing.
The talks include the two Koreas, host China, the United States, Japan and Russia.
The last round ended in September with a pledge by North Korea to give up its nuclear programs in exchange for aid and security guarantees.
However, less than a day later the North cast doubts on its promise, demanding a civilian nuclear reactor for power generation before it disarms.