A South Korean news broadcast about the death of Kim Jong-nam, the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: EPA

Beijing likely to steer clear of murky saga of Kim Jong-nam murder

Wading into the killing of Kim Jong-nam would only antagonise North Korea, at a time when its missile programme is the leading concern, experts say

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A South Korean news broadcast about the death of Kim Jong-nam, the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: EPA
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.