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Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in second surprise visit to China

North Korean leader and Chinese president in flurry of diplomacy as Kim prepares for summit with Donald Trump
DALIAN, May 8, 2018 -- Xi Jinping (R), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, holds talks with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on May 7-8. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi via Getty Images) / Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has made a second surprise visit to China to meet its president, Xi Jinping, amid a flurry of diplomacy as Kim prepares for a summit with Donald Trump.

Kim flew to the Chinese port city of Dalian and held talks “in a cordial and friendly atmosphere” with Xi over two days before returning to Pyongyang. It is the second meeting between the two leaders in about 40 days, and was kept secret until Kim had left China.

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