19 iunie 2019

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

stripes.com

SEOUL, South Korea — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons. Here's a look at what both Xi and Kim may be trying to achieve with the first visit to Pyongyang of a Chinese leader in 14 years. WHAT XI WANTS The trip comes as Xi is locked in a costly trade war with President Donald Trump and [...]