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King Jong-Un by special train in China

For the fourth Time this year he travelled to China: North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong-Un is the invitation of China's state and party chief Xi Jingping followed. Both talk about the planned summit meeting with US President Trump.

the green was re-armoured train with the yellow stripe under the Windows, the einrollte in the late hours of the morning in Beijing. In the wagon, six of the guest, in which only a short time before was known to sat that he is coming: North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong-Un. Already in the Chinese border city of Dandong, the train was spotted. On the Morning of the state have confirmed the media of the two countries the visit.

In North Korean state television: Military honor and shake hands when saying goodbye in Pyongyang. In Beijing immediately blocked roads, to escort Kim with a large police convoy to China's state and party chief Xi Jinping.

The famous train, with the yellow strip.

Kim follows with the visit at the invitation of the Chinese President, speaker Lu Kang Ministry of foreign Affairs: "This exchange is an important part of the traditional friendship between our two countries. China would like to island of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. We want a peaceful, political solution to the nuclear problem. China was far more a driving force in the efforts to solve the nuclear issue on the Peninsula."

search for support in easing the UN sanctions

the talks are expected to be hit especially the planned summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Time and place are not fixed yet. Kim also wants to achieve as quickly as possible an easing of the UN sanctions against his country and is hoping for support from China. The easing of economic sanctions is, in principle, also in the Chinese interest, because 90 percent of North Korea's trade is handled via China.

The re-visit is intended to show that China is sitting at the table when it comes to the future and the development of North Korea. Regardless of whether peace Treaty or economic modernization of North Korea: China is to exert its influence and the field, not only the United States, says North Korea expert Zhao Tong from the Carnegie-Tsinghua center for global policy in Beijing. At the end of the day, China have no fundamental problems with North Korea. Except when it comes to nuclear weapons, there is no fundamental conflict.

"But even there, China has a certain degree of understanding for North Korea to have nuclear power, so that the Regime can survive. But now that North Korea is, in fact, the atom has become, it is North Korea's economic development. And that creates opportunities to improve the bilateral relationship between China and North Korea," says Thao Tong.

Kim and Xi had met after a year-long ice age in the past year, equal to three times: in March, in may and in June. No visit had been announced in advance. Kim will be accompanied on this visit to China by his wife and several high-ranking government officials.

New threats

historical Singapore summit in June, had agreed Kim with US President Trump, generally on the goal of nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula. But concrete time Commitments of North Korea still remained, so far, as well as specific offers of the United States, as against the services might look like.

In the new year's speech threatened Kim, of the approach of the course to depart.

And the sound is again sharper: In his new year's speech a week ago, Kim had threatened to from the approach course, should hold the United States to the sanctions. Until Thursday, the Delegation from North Korea to remain in Beijing. Today, Kim in China's capital, celebrates his birthday. Experts assume, that he is 35 or 36 years old. His exact year of birth is not known.

North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong-Un visited China once again
Axel Dorloff, ARD, Beijing
08.01.2019 11:27 PM

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