March 08, 2010 12:02
North Korea's second highest official, Kim Young-nam, is expected to visit China instead of the regime's leader Kim Jong-il.
Sources in Beijing and Pyongyang say last-minute fine-tuning is underway between the governments of China and North Korea.
The trip is projected to take place around March 16 and the no.2 leader is expected to be accompanied by a delegation of Pyongyang businesspeople.
The news comes after speculation that Kim Jong-il would visit China sometime near the end of this month.
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