Why China isn’t too worried about Kim Jong Un’s trip to cozy up to Russia
Experts say Beijing welcomes cooperation that increases North Korean stability, but also doesn’t want to provoke US
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un returned home Tuesday after his weeklong trip to Russia, where President Vladimir Putin offered to help him build and launch satellites, high-level officials accompanied him to a factory making advanced fighter jets and a regional official reportedly gifted him drones.
Kim’s trip drew attention to potential U.N. Security Council (UNSC) sanctions violations stemming from Russia-DPRK cooperation.
But the leader’s past week was also notable because of where he chose to make his first trip abroad in more than three years — Russia and not China. Kim reportedly even
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