Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Dalian, China, on Tuesday. The meeting between the two, the second in a matter of weeks, is a reminder of the crucial role China will play in any negotiations to denuclearise North Korea, US analysts said. Photo: Xinhua via Reuters

Kim Jong-un’s second meeting with Xi Jinping shows China is key to denuclearising North Korea, US analysts say

China might stay out of earlier negotiations, but will be needed to close any deal on peace for the Korean peninsula

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Dalian, China, on Tuesday. The meeting between the two, the second in a matter of weeks, is a reminder of the crucial role China will play in any negotiations to denuclearise North Korea, US analysts said. Photo: Xinhua via Reuters
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