July 15, 2020

Xi rode in “illicitly obtained” Mercedes at summit with Kim, photos show
Chinese leader happy to ride in vehicle thought to breach UN Security Council sanctions

Chinese President Xi Jinping this week rode with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a luxury Mercedes Benz sedan which the United Nations said in March had been "illicitly obtained" by Pyongyang, photos from the summit showed on Friday.

Xi was photographed in both North Korean and Chinese state media riding through the streets of Pyongyang adjacent to Kim Jong Un, waving at local citizens from an open-topped Mercedes custom-converted S Class.