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North Korea's Kim in Beijing to meet Hu

North Korea's Kim in Beijing to meet Hu

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il arrived in Beijing on Wednesday after a tour of industrial facilities in eastern China and was to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao, a South Korean media report said. Kim's special train, which brought him into China last Friday for his third visit in just over a year, pulled into the Chinese capital in the morning, Yonhap news agency said. It said Kim, 69, entered the Diaoyutai state guest house, where foreign leaders are hosted, and was to meet Wednesday with Hu. During Kim's last visit to China in August, Hu urged the North Korean leader to undertake economic reforms. China's foreign ministry had no immediate comment when contacted by AFP. Kim's arrival in Beijing marks the climax of a trip during which he has inspected manufacturing sites in northeastern and eastern China, according to media reports -- a tour believed aimed ...

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