《Xi makes his day: Kim boosted by China talks, say analysts》（Japan Today）
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came away from his fourth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping with his hand strengthened in nuclear talks with the U.S., analysts say, even as Seoul urged him to do more. Beijing is Pyongyang’s sole major ally and key provider of trade and aid, their ties forged in the blood of the Korean War.
The relationship had soured in recent years as China became frustrated with its neighbour’s nuclear antics but warmed dramatically in 2018 as Kim and Xi met three times, each occasion coming shortly before Kim’s summits with U.S. President Donald Trump and the South’s Moon Jae-in.
A second Kim-Trump meeting is expected soon, and the North Korean and Chinese leaders had far deeper security discussions this time in Beijing than in any of their talks last year
预计不久将举行第二次金 – 特朗普会议，朝鲜和中国领导人此次在北京举行的安全讨论比去年任何一次会谈都要深刻得多。
Chip Star : Trump’s getting played like the fool he is.
kazetsukai : The word “conspiracy” seem to be coming into play and now starting to shed light to N & S Korea and China’s “intentions” regarding the West, and not just the USA. From all indications, All other nations in Asia other than Russia and the Muslim countries, are but “pawns” to be used for their ends. It becomes obvious when S Korea and China both play the “race”, “religion” and “economic” card along with “righteous” “legitimacy based upon their set of values and “self-righteousness”.
HonestDictator : Birds of a feather…
CrazyJoe : While Kim and Xi mend geopolitical “fences”, bone spurs, in his typical pugilistic way, kicks our neighbors and allies and is fixated, absolutely fixated on a stupid wall.
Toasted Heretic : Expectations of a second Trump-Kim summit have mounted in recent days, with the US leader saying the two were negotiating over its location and Seoul’s President Moon Jae-in saying Kim’s Beijing trip was a sign it was “imminent”.
Serrano : Beijing is Pyongyang’s sole major ally and key provider of trade and aid, their ties forged in the blood of the Korean War.
geronimo2006 : You’ve been a good little boy so now now you can go out and play – with your missiles.
Chop Chop : Kim Jong-un will not go one step further without Chinese leader approval because he will be on his own if he didn’t consult with Chinese leaders before meeting with the President Trump.
Kobe White Bar Owner : North Korea is just the window dressing of China imho, translation – little kim went to meet his boss.