Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a clear statement of their friendship in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
Edward Howell
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Edward Howell

Was Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea a reminder to the US that ‘big brother’ is always watching?

  • Chinese president makes a big play of his close friendship with Kim Jong-un during two-day state visit to Pyongyang
  • Trip sends a strong message to Washington that when it comes to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Beijing is still very much involved

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a clear statement of their friendship in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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Kim Jong-un welcomed Xi Jinping to Pyongyang at the start of his two-day state visit. Photo: CCTV via AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping promises to play ‘positive’ role in helping North Korea denuclearise

  • Chinese leader tells Kim Jong-un he is ready to assist peace talks and help North meet its needs at start of two-day state visit to Pyongyang
  • Kim avoids naming Donald Trump directly, but blames the ‘relevant parties’ for not responding to his overtures
Topic |   North Korea

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Kim Jong-un welcomed Xi Jinping to Pyongyang at the start of his two-day state visit. Photo: CCTV via AP
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