North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Photo: EPA

Will Kim Jong-un stop by Beijing to brief Xi Jinping about failed talks with Trump in Hanoi?

  • The North Korean leader stayed on in Hanoi on Friday to meet top Vietnamese leaders but experts said the gesture was purely symbolic
  • Washington and Pyongyang continue to dispute what happened at the summit, while the Chinese president could hear Kim’s side in person
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. Photo: EPA
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.