A mysterious armored train made a round trip from North Korea to Beijing without revealing its key secret: Was Kim Jong Un on board? Speculations were rife after some media reports said that North Korean dictator has arrived in the Chinese capital in a special train. There were also reports about heavy security on the China-North Korea border and later at a guesthouse where prominent North Koreans have stayed in the past.
Historically, both the countries have shared a bond. Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, met the then-president Jiang Zemin in China in 2000 before a summit between the two Koreas in June that year, a Reuters report said.
Here, the unconfirmed visit comes ahead of planned summit meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump. North Korea is pursuing nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, and reports of Kim’s China visit have created ripples ahead of the North Korean leader’s meeting with US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.