Adam Cathcart is a lecturer in history at the University of Leeds and the editor of Sino-NK.
Beyond the power imbalance, the two leaders have quite a bit to talk about as equals
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It seems likely that these two comrades will be seeing one another again soon
The Sino-DPRK relationship is better than it has been in years, but there are roadblocks ahead
Beijing took great pains to protect the North Korean leader and ensure talks went smoothly
Measures linked to Xi Jinping's ongoing consolidation of power are much more likely to succeed
Observers could learn more by focusing on local politics and less on bridge-watching
Where once it attracted international sympathy, the DPRK now fails to promote its side of the story
Both Washington policy and Beijing propaganda assume there is a unitary Chinese position on the DPRK
A speech by a leading Chinese academic grabbed headlines in March, but what did it really mean?
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