Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang. Photo: Xinhua

North Korea puts on a show for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit as Kim Jong-un ensures warm welcome

  • 250,000 people estimated to have taken part in welcoming events from airport to guest house
  • Xi says atmosphere made him feel like the two countries were ‘one family’
Topic |   North Korea

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Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang. Photo: Xinhua
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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.