November 17, 2019

Occupational hazards: what Xi Jinping sees in Kim Jong Un
Beyond the power imbalance, the two leaders have quite a bit to talk about as equals
If Xi Jinping indeed arrives in Pyongyang next month for his long-awaited first state visit to the DPRK, readers are likely to see torrents of speculation about Xi’s personal relationship with Kim Jong Un. Does the Chinese leader see Kim as a true comrade, an equal of sorts in the arena of Party-Party relations, or as a wayward tutee who needs to be lectured?A biographically-oriented