February 21, 2024
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Kim Jong Un meets Xi Jinping: experts react

What did a historic summit between the Chinese President and the DPRK leader actually achieve?

The confirmation of a meeting between Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un surprised many this morning, especially given the poor state of DPRK-PRC relations over the last year.

Following two days of intense media speculation over a mysterious North Korean delegation in China, state media from both countries reported that Kim Jong Un had used his first-ever trip abroad as DPRK leader to visit Beijing and meet with the Chinese President.