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Kim Jong un visits China

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Published on January 13, 2019 with No Comments

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions and pressure on his isolated country.

The visit, confirmed by North Korean and Chinese state media, will likely lead to  Kim’s fourth summit with  Xi in the last year and comes amid plans for a second summit with Mr. Trump aimed at denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

 Kim held three summits last year with  Xi, his most important ally, before and after summits with   Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Kim left for China on a private train accompanied by his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and senior North Korean officials, including Kim Yong Chol and Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency said. China’s official Xinhua news agency also confirmed that  Kim remained in China from from Monday to Thursday at Xi’s invitation.

The visit coincided with what South Korean officials say is Mr. Kim’s 35th birthday on January 8.

 

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