Mystery surrounds possible Kim Jong Un visit to China

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Even as an armored North Korean train pulled away from the Beijing railway station Tuesday afternoon, almost exactly 24 hours after it arrived, the mystery remained in the Chinese capital about whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had made a surprise visit to China.

At the daily Chinese Foreign Ministry press briefing Tuesday, unusually packed to the brim with journalists, spokeswoman Hua Chunying continued to claim that the agency did not have any information about the high level delegation that zipped around Beijing in a large convoy or the reason for increased security measures in Beijing and the northern city of Dandong that borders North Korea.

The ministry confirmed by Beijing or Pyongyang that if Kim Jong Un was indeed part of the delegation, it would mark the first foreign trip Kim since he officially became leader of the reclusive state after his father Kim Jong Il’s death in December 2011.

In fact, the visit followed the hallmarks of the elder Kim’s previous visits to…

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