Kim Jong-un (centre) bids farewell to China’s International Liaison Department chief Song Tao in Dandong after a visit in January. Photo: KCNA/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea said to be preparing for another China visit by leader Kim Jong-un

  • Pyongyang sent working-level officials to Dandong, Liaoning province last week to lay groundwork, according to South Korean newspaper
  • It comes as US and North Korean negotiators restart nuclear talks in Sweden on Saturday in a bid to end months of stalemate
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Kim Jong-un (centre) bids farewell to China’s International Liaison Department chief Song Tao in Dandong after a visit in January. Photo: KCNA/Korea News Service via AP
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North Korean ambassador Kim Myong-gil. Photo: Kyodo

US to face more ‘confident’ Pyongyang in denuclearisation talks in Sweden

  • With the departure of John Bolton, the US’ hawkish former national security adviser, North Korea is seeing an opportunity to strike a deal on sanctions relief
  • Donald Trump is under renewed pressure to deliver results as he faces impeachment inquiry and looming 2020 US election
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North Korean ambassador Kim Myong-gil. Photo: Kyodo
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