Kim Jong-un made his first trip abroad as North Korean leader in March, meeting Xi Jinping in Beijing as ties between the two countries improve. Photo: Xinhua via AP

How China can stay in the North Korea influence game

Beijing’s influence over Pyongyang has waned over the years but it still has a number of economic cards it can play to make sure it is not sidelined in developments on the Korean peninsula

Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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Kim Jong-un made his first trip abroad as North Korean leader in March, meeting Xi Jinping in Beijing as ties between the two countries improve. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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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.