Xi Heads To Pyongyang, Becoming First Chinese Leader To Visit North Korea In 14 Years
Thursday, 20 June 2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday morning on his historic visit to North Korea, according to BBC News. Xi will visit North Korea for two days, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the country in 14 years, and Pyongyang hopes the visit can revive support to help its struggling economy. China is one of North Korea's essential allies and the visit comes as tensions have been renewed on the Korean Peninsula after North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump's second summit collapsed earlier this year in Hanoi, Vietnam. Xi, along with two top diplomats and He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission, will spend time in the...
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