China Gives N.Korea Waxwork of Kim Jong-il

A waxwork of late leader Kim Jong-il that China gave North Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War /Courtesy of Global Times A waxwork of late leader Kim Jong-il that China gave North Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War /Courtesy of Global Times

China has given North Korea a wax figure of late leader Kim Jong-il to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the 1950-53 Korean War on July 27.

The move is seen as a conciliatory gesture by Beijing after bilateral relations chilled over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

China's state-run Global Times on Wednesday said the Great Man Wax Museum of China and the International Department of the Communist Party marked the presentation with a ceremony.

A North Korean delegation led by the vice minister for education and science, as well as Pyongyang's top diplomats in Beijing attended the event.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong media reported Wednesday citing experts that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may visit China this fall in order to try and repair strained ties.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 11, 2013 11:35 KST