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Chinese involvement needed for Korean peninsula peace process to succeed

BEIJING • For a while there, it looked as if China might be sidelined as the two Koreas and the United States made plans to hold summits of their leaders last month and beyond.

But North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's two visits to China in quick succession - in late March and early this month - to meet President Xi Jinping put paid to that possibility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Chinese involvement needed for Korean peninsula peace process to succeed'. Print Edition | Subscribe