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World In whirlwind of diplomacy, Kim Jong Un has second surprise meeting with China

23:56  08 may  2018
23:56  08 may  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Kim Jong-un Returns to China for Another Meeting With Xi Jinping

  Kim Jong-un Returns to China for Another Meeting With Xi Jinping The meeting between the North Korean and Chinese leaders came as China tries to regain a central role in the fast-moving diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula. It was announced on China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, which said that Mr. Kim arrived in Dalian on Monday and left on Tuesday.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterThe visit came just before China’s premier, Li Keqiang, was scheduled to go to Tokyo on Wednesday to meet President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The three are expected to discuss North Korean denuclearization among other issues.Chinese analysts speculated that Mr.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China this week for the second time in two months, reinforcing China 's central role in a recent whirlwind of diplomatic activity surrounding the Korean peninsula.

The North Korean chief Kim Jong Un had claimed that he is totally committed to denuclearization during his meeting with a Chinese diplomat . The foreign ministry of China has stated that the North Korean leader is willing to establish peace in the Korean peninsula.

DALIAN, May 8, 2018 -- Xi Jinping (R), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, holds talks with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on May 7-8. © Xinhua/Ju Peng via Getty Images DALIAN, May 8, 2018 -- Xi Jinping (R), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, holds talks with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on May 7-8. BEIJING - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China this week for the second time in two months, reinforcing China's central role in a recent whirlwind of diplomatic activity surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

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  Trump says he'll will speak to Xi Jinping after Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China <p>"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China," President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.</p>"I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building," Trump tweeted.

Watch: Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to China and held talks with President Xi Jinping. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 's surprise visit to Beijing makes clear what has been easily forgotten amid the whirlwind of diplomatic developments in past months

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ’s surprise visit to Beijing makes clear what has been easily forgotten amid the whirlwind of diplomatic developments in past months: China still plays a major role in efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear program.

The Kim-Xi meeting took place Monday and Tuesday in the Chinese port city of Dalian, near the China-North Korea border, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. A meeting in Tokyo with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled in Tokyo later this week; the leaders plan to discuss North Korean denuclearization.

Kim told Xi he would like to discuss "phased and synchronous measures" with the U.S. to "eventually achieve denuclearization and lasting peace on the (Korean) Peninsula," China's state-run New China News Agency reported. A meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump - the first between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader - is planned for sometime in the coming month.

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  Kim-Xi summit sends signal to Trump of China's key role Analysts say this week's China-North Korea summit was intended at least partly to tell Washington that China remains a key factor ahead of a much anticipated meeting between the North's Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.&nbsp;Load Error

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday in a rare visit that signals warming ties between the two nations . "So far, the bans remain effective and China will follow the sanctions". The US has around 28,000 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the Cold War

North Korean leader Kim Jong - un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea (May 10, 2016). Despite those statements, China has cause to be concerned about the way the current round of diplomacy is unfolding.

"As long as relevant parties eliminate the hostile policy and security threats against North Korea, North Korea does not need to have nuclear weapons, and denuclearization is achievable," Kim told Xi, according to the agency.

Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, said Kim is likely eager to shore up Chinese support to improve his bargaining position in advance of the meetings. Xi, meanwhile, does not want to be left out of negotiations among North and South Korea, the U.S. and Japan.

"Trump has no reason to like this kind of event, which brings China and North Korea closer," he said. "But I think his primary concern over North Korea isn't Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing - he wants ... to force North Korea to accept complete denuclearization."

Shi said North Korea is not likely to completely abandon its nuclear weapon program, and may attempt to wrest significant concessions from Trump in exchange for partial denuclearization.

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  Oops! Mike Pompeo refers to North Korean leader Kim as 'Chairman Un' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to make a diplomatic gaffe.Names in Korea, like some other Asian nations, begin with the family name followed by the given name, generally two words. Kim should be referred to as Chairman Kim; Chinese President Xi JinPing as President Xi.

President Donald Trump’s swift decision to accept a surprise summit invitation from North Korea is yet another stunning development in a whirlwind of diplomatic Seoul Tees Up Summit Diplomacy . The recent pivot toward diplomacy began when North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un extended the usual

Kim has also secured a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for late April. "I'm sure they wanted to discuss and compare notes on how to talk to Donald Trump," Mount said of Kim 's meeting with Xi. Kim Jong - un meets China 's Xi Jinping in Beijing visit.

He added that the location of this week's meeting was likely a diplomatic compromise, allowing Kim to visit China twice within about 40 days while avoiding the perceived political indignity of a second visit to Beijing, which is significantly farther from Pyongyang.

China's state broadcaster CCTV showed Kim and Xi, dressed in a Mao suit and business suit respectively, strolling side by side along a beach, and sitting together against a backdrop of trees and flowers.

South Korea's Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that China notified the South Korean government of the meeting. North Korea's state broadcaster also confirmed the visit. "As a new noteworthy golden time in the history of friendship between the two countries unfolds, a meaningful meeting between the two countries' leaders was held," said North Korean Central Television.

The station also reported that four other top North Korean officials, including the leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong - who made headlines for her charm offensive in South Korea during February's Winter Olympics - came along for the trip.

Kim says Trump summit 'historic' chance to build 'good future': KCNA

  Kim says Trump summit 'historic' chance to build 'good future': KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump as a "historic" opportunity during talks with America's top diplomat Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang, according to state media Thursday.Kim, who is at the centre of a whirlwind of diplomacy as the international community looks to curtail the North's nuclear programme, said his summit with Trump "would be a historic meeting" and an "excellent first step". e Cold War foes.Load Error

The surprise visit to Beijing by North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong - un , and especially his comments suggesting he would be willing to denuclearise his country, has raised the stakes for his proposed meeting with US President Donald Trump, pundits say.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have wrapped up an unprecedented whirlwind trip to the Chinese capital, ahead of a planned summit with his South Korean counterpart and a potential meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Trump tweeted after the announcement that he would speak to Xi, whom he called his friend, on Tuesday. "The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building," he said.

China is North Korea's only major ally and trading partner. Yet relations between Kim and Xi have been strained - Beijing has expressed dismay at Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development, and North Korea has aimed bellicose rhetoric at Beijing. China has backed a raft of tough U.N. sanctions that limited North Korean exports to China - and breaking with recent precedent, strictly enforced them.

Kim and Xi first met in Beijing in late March, marking Kim's first known trip abroad and his first meeting with the Chinese president. That meeting also unfolded in secrecy; rumors about Kim's presence swirled in the Chinese capital after a mysterious, armored North Korean train was spotted in its main train station.

Kim has embarked on a frenzy of diplomatic activity in recent months to defuse tensions between his country and the U.S., South Korea and China. Last month, Kim and South Korea's Moon met at the demilitarized zone separating the two countries; the two leaders smiled and shook hands across the border, producing images unthinkable amid heightened tensions only a few months prior.

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(Special correspondent Matt Stiles contributed to this report from Seoul.)

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