North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives at the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area in Pyongyang, on April 13. In considering his options, Kim must prefer the fate of a previous ruthless dictator, Idi Amin, who died of old age in Saudi Arabia, to that of Nicolae Ceausescu, Muammar Gaddafi or Benito Mussolini – all killed at the hands of their own people – or Saddam Hussein, snuffed out after an American invasion. Photo: AP

China can make North Korea’s Kim Jong-un an offer he can’t refuse – political asylum

Paul Ulrich believes a deal for the North Korean dictator that guarantees his safety in return for his stepping aside might well be taken up

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives at the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area in Pyongyang, on April 13. In considering his options, Kim must prefer the fate of a previous ruthless dictator, Idi Amin, who died of old age in Saudi Arabia, to that of Nicolae Ceausescu, Muammar Gaddafi or Benito Mussolini – all killed at the hands of their own people – or Saddam Hussein, snuffed out after an American invasion. Photo: AP
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