North Korea's Kim Jong Un Ends Beijing Visit

CNN: Kim Jong Un departs Beijing after meetings with Xi Jinping

Beijing (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed Beijing Wednesday by train, marking an end to his surprise visit to the Chinese capital that comes as Washington and Pyongyang are trying to hammer out the details of a second summit.

Kim and his delegation are now expected to begin the 13-hour trip to the town of Dandong, which sits on the border between China and North Korea. Kim is expected to spend a total of four days in China, entering the country Monday and leaving early on Thursday.

The visit was Kim's third to Beijing and fourth to China since March 2018, in what was his first trip outside North Korea since assuming power in 2011. He arrived in Beijing in his famed armored train early Tuesday morning and held meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China is North Korea's only real ally internationally and is Pyongyang's biggest trading partner by some margin.

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WNU Editor: No details were released on what was discussed. But my guess is that it was focused on two things. To grow the economic relationship, and what are China's expectations from the upcoming summits and discussions with U.S. and South Korean officials on how to propel the Korean peace talks forward.

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