'Top-Ranking N.Korean Official in Secret China Visit'

  • By Lee Kil-seong

    May 08, 2018 11:44

    North Korea has sent a high-ranking official to the northern Chinese port of Dalian ahead of the U.S.-North Korea summit amid massive security in the business hub.

    One source in Dalian said security was "hugely beefed up in downtown Dalian on Sunday night, and the same was the case around Dalian Airport from Monday morning until 2 p.m." 

    "Considering the level of security in Dalian, we are considering all possibilities" including that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, another source there said.

    But China may simply have invited a high-ranking North Korean official to attend a ceremony marking the test voyage of China's first homegrown aircraft carrier.

    Maritime officials in Liaoning Province have issued an alert for a military operation from May 4 to 11 and prohibited other vessels from entering its northern waters.

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