North Korea sends special envoy to China
“Choe Ryong-hae, the chief of the General Political Bureau of the North Korean military, departed from Pyongyang by airplane on May 22 to visit to the People’s Republic of China as a special envoy of respected comrade Kim Jong-un,” the KCNA reported in a one-sentence dispatch.
The KCNA didn’t disclose the purpose of the visit or any other specific schedule.
His visit to China, the closest ally of Pyongyang and its biggest trading partner, came ahead of a Washington-Beijing summit on June 7-8 between Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping. South Korean President Park Geun-hye is also preparing for her first meeting with Xi at the end of June.
By Kim Hee-jin [firstname.lastname@example.org]