North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his sister Kim Yo-jong. Photo: AP

North Korea’s Olympic charm offensive futile, says US – but will Kim’s sister get a handshake?

Washington’s envoy in Seoul refuses to rule out meeting between US Vice-President Mike Pence and Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, when she arrives in South Korea for Friday’s opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

Topic |   Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his sister Kim Yo-jong. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.