News Analysis

Kim Jong Un's visit underlines improved China-North Korea ties and Beijing's stake on nuclear issue

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to China.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BEIJING - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's just-concluded secret visit to Beijing is both an indication that Pyongyang's fraught ties with China have improved and that Beijing is anxious about being marginalised in talks on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, analysts have said.

Xinhua news agency on Wednesday (March 28) said that Mr Kim visited Beijing from March 25 to March 28, although wire agencies reported that Mr Kim's train was seen leaving Beijing station at 3 pm on March 27.

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