Former North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong, shown in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 1, arrived on Tuesday in Beijing, leading to speculation that talks with the US might be restarting. Photo: AP

The path to resuming US-North Korean negotiations runs through Beijing

  • Ri Su-yong, the former North Korean foreign minister, reportedly arrives at China’s capital even as US negotiator Stephen Beigun is in town
  • The appearance of both diplomats suggests a new mediating role for China in the next round of denuclearisation talks, analysts say
Topic |   US-China relations

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Former North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong, shown in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 1, arrived on Tuesday in Beijing, leading to speculation that talks with the US might be restarting. Photo: 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.