A trip to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing was a must for visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has a keen interest in science and technology. Photo: Xinhua

China’s secrecy over Kim Jong-un’s visit was part of a long-standing tradition

Observers said they noted increased security presence in border city of Dandong last week, which was exactly how visits by North Korea’s former leader Kim Jong-il always started

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A trip to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing was a must for visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has a keen interest in science and technology. Photo: Xinhua
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.