11 May '18, 12pm

Why North Korea's Kim Jong-un feels comfortable with Singapore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Kims are said to feel comfortable in Singapore, even visiting the country for medical tests After weeks of speculation it's finally been announced - tiny little Singapore will host the historic Trump-Kim Jong-un summit. The "little red dot" beat the DMZ, Mongolia and even Beijing as a place for the meeting to be held. President Trump has shown that you don't need China - North Korea's most important trading partner - to talk to Pyongyang. Still, it does beg the question. Besides a great airport and some neatly manicured gardens, why Singapore? North Korea feels comfortable here There aren't many countries North Korea has done business with. Singapore is high on the list, coming in at number eight in 2016 , but that only made up 0.2% of the North's trade. Up until late last year, Singapore was still trading some goods with Nort...

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