North Korea's Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

11 January, 2019, 06:15 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for his fourth visit to Pyongyang´s sole major diplomatic friend

Mr Moon said North Korea should take more concrete steps, such as abandoning its intercontinental and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and dismantling weapons production lines and other nuclear complexes, to secure United States concessions such as sanctions relief.

"The Chinese have been very clear to us that these are separate issues", Pompeo said.

The unannounced trip was largely shrouded in secrecy. What Kim actually wants is significant sanctions relief and written assurances that he won't be removed from power after standing down his nuclear capabilities. Keeping in mind that China is North Korea's only solid, powerful ally and Kim relies on them for much of his sputtering economy, Xi Jinping has significant leverage over North Korea. The two sides have a truce that expires March 1. Experts agree that while neither the USA nor China is "winning" in the trade war, China may be at a disadvantage.

Discussions between the USA and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled since Kim and Trump's high-profile summit in Singapore in June where they issued a vaguely worded declaration about denuclearisation.

The Global Times wrote, "The second summit is so important that Kim feels it is necessary to break protocol and consult Chinese leaders before shaking hands with Trump once again".

But Kim had assured him and other leaders that his view of denuclearisation was "no different in any way from what the worldwide community demands", Moon said, and Pyongyang would not link it to the presence of USA forces in the South or nearby. "Judging from the delegation lineup, the mission appears to place emphasis on North Korea's continuing diplomatic outreach and nuclear and security issues", Aoki said.

Mr Moon was talking after Kim travelled to Bijing to meet Chinese supremo Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, in Beijing, during which he was reported to have renewed his pledge to denuclearise.

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The state-run Global Times speculates that Kim's visit likely means that he is considering promoting a traditional medicine industry in his own country as a means of economic development. "Kim Jong-un understands that the issue is entirely up to the decision of South Korea and the United States".

Instead, it may be more fruitful to look at what Pyongyang has actually done so far in the wake of the Singapore summit. Mr Trump said on Sunday that the U.S. was "negotiating a location" and that he expected the summit to take place in January or February.

"If Washington will not give him (Kim) economic concessions, China in a subtle way nearly certainly will. albeit with the expectation he does make progress and does not return to belligerence".

He used the opportunity to urge North Korea to take relevant bold steps on denuclearization if it wants sanctions lifted.

Trump, in turn, has sometimes blamed China for impeding denuclearization talks with North Korea. He's had a summit with a United States leader, developed a nuclear programme and is now eyeing greater economic expansion through China.

Xi strongly supported Kim's meeting with Trump and hoped the two will find common ground, adding that China is ready to play a "positive" and "constructive" role in the process.

In response to a question regarding Kim's idea of denuclearization, Moon stressed that the North Korean leader's view is no different from that of the worldwide community.

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