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Kim meets Xi in Beijing after S'pore summit

22 June 2018
Kim meets Xi in Beijing after S'pore summit

If Kim's cozy China visit doesn't catch Trump's attention, that just might.

Kim and President Xi had a one-on-one chat, . where they reportedly exchanged opinions on the current situation and urgent global issues.

US President Donald Trump met with Kim at a historic summit last week in Singapore.

Kim's third trip to China in three months was a sign the two nations still get along and that even though China was not involved in the Kim-Tump summit it is still influential.

KCNA also reported that Xi said relations between China and North Korea had entered a new level of development since Kim's first visit in March and that the agreements made between the two leaders were being carried out "one-by-one".

Town said, "If North Korea does destroy the Sohae facility, they are also signaling that they are willing to stop satellite/rocket launches this time around as well".

Before meeting with Xi on Wednesday, Kim visited an agricultural institute run by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences where he observed vegetables being grown inside, Korean and Chinese media reports.

"No matter how the worldwide and regional situations change", Xi told the North Korean leader, China and the Communist Party's support of North Korea will remain "unchanged", according to China's state-run news agency Xinhua.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Seoul was monitoring Kim's "newfound diplomatic activism" and the outcome of his meetings in China.

"In five years working in North Korea, I've never seen them completely disappear before", he added.

In 2003, during his first stint as premier, he introduced the controversial "July 1 Economic Measures". The president said at a news conference afterward that Kim had agreed to return the remains.

Several lawmakers have expressed alarm with plans to halt military exercises.

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, walking with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting in Beijing, China, June 19, 2018.

For China, North Korea can serve as "an important card" as Beijing faces a potential trade war with the United States, Shin told AFP. Cai Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, accompanied Kim on his tour.

Hwang who has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years says that since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably in perhaps the most iconic symbol of the one last place on Earth where the Cold War still burns hot.

While the exact date and location of the transfer has yet to be finalized, officials told CNN the Trump administration will be ready for the ceremony as soon as next week if North Korea moves on the arrangements that quickly.

The Pentagon confirmed the suspension, adding in a statement there would be a meeting of the secretaries of defence and state as well as Mr Trump's national security adviser on the issue this week.

Yesterday, North Korean state media reported that Kim had also promised to cooperate with Chinese officials to secure "true peace" in the process of "opening a new future" on the Korean peninsula.