Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

High-ranking North Korean official visits China's Dalian

High-ranking North Korean official visits China's Dalian

The report did not give further explanation.

That also suggested a high-level visit - there are no regular commercial flights between the Chinese city and North Korea.

"At least 10 of Pyongyang's agents had been dispatched with orders directly from Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, to assassinate him before he can be granted asylum in Europe", the daily said. -North Korea summit soon. On the northern side, China's role was paramount.

Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is now visiting Dalian, the agency noted, while local police have reportedly increased security on the streets. Behind closed doors, President Xi no doubt made clear it was time for a fresh approach.

China is the North's sole ally and benefactor.

The use of a private jet is a departure from the behaviour of Kim's father Kim Jong-Il, who had such a fear of flying that he visited China and Russian Federation in a private armoured train.

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The USB was reportedly given to Kim Jong-un during last month's inter-Korean summit and lays out a plan for greater economic co-operation between the rivals.

Right now, the North Koreans are attempting to get out from under United Nations sanctions that China is supporting.

Any talks between Xi and high-ranking North Korean officials would likely focus on this summit. Against that background, Kim in his New Year's address reversed himself completely, deciding to send a team, along with entertainers and taekwondo wrestlers, to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The White House, meanwhile, has announced a separate meeting between Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington DC on May 22 to "continue their close coordination on developments regarding the Korean Peninsula". North Korea had also agreed to push for a complete denuclearization of their weapons program.

Moon and Kim signed a joint statement that should be the first step towards North and South Korea finding peace and the Korean Peninsula becoming a nuclear-free zone.

Fifty-one percent of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea, up 9 points from March and 17 points from January, CBS reported Monday.

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