North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2018. Photo: AFP

The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food

  • In a state visit this week, the Chinese president is expected to provide massive aid to the North, with reports anticipating at least 100,000 tonnes of food
  • International food organisations say 10 million people, or 40 per cent of North Korea’s population, are in urgent need of sustenance
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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2018. Photo: AFP
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