In speaking with ROK President Lee Myung Bak, Premier Wen confirmed Kim’s visit. Its aim? To give the DPRK “a chance to understand China’s development, and use the understanding for its own development.” That tone won’t play well in PyongyangGood question.
Rewind 28 years, and Deng Xiaoping could have said the exact same thing. Perhaps he did. You do wonder just how often this obdurate horse has to be led to water. Will he ever drink?
Monday, May 23, 2011
KIM JONG-IL IN CHINA
again? Aidan Foster-Carter retraces the several previous visits to China and their implications.