onsdag 19. juni 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives North Korean leader Kim Jong-un his full support

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged his full support for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and promised to play an active role in efforts to bring peace and stability to the region, a day ahead of his first ever state visit to the reclusive nation.

Xi’s comments, in an editorial published by North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday, come as China remains locked in a trade and technology war with the United States, and after a second summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim in Hanoi in February failed to achieve any progress on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. “No matter how the international situation changes”, China would “firmly support Chairman Kim Jong-un to lead the North Korean party and people to implement the new strategic line”, the article said.