The State of Play in Sino-DPRK Relations

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The State of Play in Sino-DPRK Relations

Sino-DPRK relations have undergone major changes since the beginning of 2018. Not only did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visit China in March for the first time since taking power, he visited two more times in a short period of three months. Although there had been rumors that Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Pyongyang to attend ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding on September 9, it has just been confirmed that Xi will send his right-hand man, Politburo Standing Committee member Li Zhanshu instead.

This article was originally published on September 5, 2018 by 38 North. Read the full article here.