September 27, 2023

China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day

China tries to freshen up relations with North Korea, expert says

Should Kim Jong Un attend Russia's Victory Day celebration this month, he may have the opportunity to attend Beijing's own celebration of the end of World War II set for September.

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said on Tuesday in a press briefing that Beijing has "sent invitations to leaders of all relevant countries" to the ceremony, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of Victory of War of Resistance against Japan Day on September 3. The Yonhap News Agency, quoting unnamed diplomatic sources, said that North Korea's leader would be among these.