March 25, 2011 10:59
Diplomatic sources say that a North Korean delegation has arrived in China, raising speculation that they are preparing for an upcoming visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir Jong-un.
Around 10 officials from North Korea's Worker's Party were seen at the airport in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly on a mission to fine tune the details of the visit in advance.
Observers widely view that Jong-un will likely meet with top Chinese leaders to seek assurances and solidify his status as his father's successor.
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