24 May '11, 5am

Kim Jong-il's marathon China tour arrives in Nanjing. Next stop Shanghai?

Kim Jong-il's marathon China tour arrives in Nanjing. Next stop Shanghai?

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on Tuesday, reports said, his latest stop in a marathon trip believed aimed at learning the secrets of China's economic boom. Kim's visit is his third in just over a year and the repeat trips are widely viewed as a bid by impoverished North Korea to land further trade and economic assistance from Beijing, its sole major ally and benefactor. The North Korean leader also is believed to be keen to shore up Beijing's support for a plan to eventually transfer power to his son and designated successor, Kim Jong-Un. Kim, 69, traveled to Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, in a roughly 40-car convoy with an armed police escort after two nights in the nearby city of Yangzhou, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. His special train, which transported him from North Korea, and down through ...

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