North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their second meeting in six weeks in the Chinese city of Dalian. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping calls for ‘timely’ easing of North Korea sanctions after Trump-Kim meeting

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s diplomacy in Pyongyang and Osaka may alter power dynamic on Korean peninsula
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their second meeting in six weeks in the Chinese city of Dalian. Photo: AFP
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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

Despite the pomp, China and North Korea are now more business partners than brothers in arms

  • The show of friendship when Kim Jong-un hosted Xi Jinping last month in a Chinese leader’s first-ever state visit cannot cover up the cracks in the traditionally ‘teeth and lips’ relationship between the two communist allies

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