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Kim Jong-Il On China Visit With Heir-Apparent Son

Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 07:41 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il began a surprise visit to China Thursday, reportedly accompanied by the son he hopes will succeed him, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Kim Jong-Il was seen by teachers at the school in Northeastern China that his father attended 70 years ago. The Chinese government has not confirmed the visit, which would be the reclusive North Korean strongman’s second trip here in less than four months.

South Korean government officials said they had indications that Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean leader’s third son and reported heir apparent, was traveling with his father. Pyongyang announced in June that the ruling Workers Party would stage a rare meeting – the first of its kind in 40 years – next month to make leadership changes.

Those changes could pave the way for Kim Jong-Un’s elevation, experts here say.

“Kim Jong-Il has come to persuade the Chinese to support his son,” says Cai Jian, a North Korea expert at Fudan university in Shanghai. “He has come to explain why he wants his son to succeed him and to reassure Chinese leaders that there will be no big policy changes.”

Read the entire story at csmonitor.com

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