onsdag 19. juni 2019

Xi heads to North Korea as fate of US nuclear deal still up in the air

More than 15 months after Kim Jong Un traveled to Beijing and invited the Chinese President to visit Pyongyang, Xi Jinping is finally heading to the North Korean capital for a two-day state visit this week. It's the first visit by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years, and analysts say the timing is no coincidence. Next week will see Xi and the leaders of the United States, Russia and South Korea all travel to Japan for the G20.

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to meet Xi on the sidelines of that summit, where the two will likely discuss the ongoing trade war and negotiations with North Korea, which have been at a standstill since Trump and Kim's last summit in Hanoi ended abruptly without a deal.