President Xi Jinping and foreign minister Wang Yi listen during a meeting with the president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, in Beijing on March 22. If North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is, as reported, in Beijing for a meeting, it will be his first with Xi despite the long-standing alliance between North Korea and China. Photo: AFP

What Xi Jinping needs to hear from Kim Jong-un in China

Andrew Hammond says the Chinese president will probably want to discuss Kim Jong-un’s planned summits with the leaders of South Korea and the United States and emphasise how quickly tensions may return if they go badly

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President Xi Jinping and foreign minister Wang Yi listen during a meeting with the president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, in Beijing on March 22. If North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is, as reported, in Beijing for a meeting, it will be his first with Xi despite the long-standing alliance between North Korea and China. Photo: AFP
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