October 21, 2019
Thunderclouds over the honeymoon: Kim, Xi, and the looming Trump summit
The Sino-DPRK relationship is better than it has been in years, but there are roadblocks ahead
Amid the welter of diplomatic moves that have occurred in and around the Korean peninsula in 2018, the two meetings in quick succession between the North Korean leader and China’s eternally-consolidating leader, Xi Jinping, have been one of the more curious elements.After a six-year hiatus from meeting foreign leaders at all, Kim’s mode of turning so suddenly back to China was indeed