In this image taken from CCTV video footage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing this week. Photo: CCTV via AP Video

The real reasons behind Xi Jinping’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Donald Kirk says a looming trade war with the US, Japan’s shift to the right, and the continuing challenges to China’s geopolitical position in the region are all part of the calculations that convinced Xi a meeting was necessary. On Kim’s part, easing crippling UN sanctions on his country must be part of his agenda

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In this image taken from CCTV video footage, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing this week. Photo: CCTV via AP Video
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