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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Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is an associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly a UK goverment special adviser at a time when Britain last held the presidency of the European Union.