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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and South Korea President Moon Jae-in raise hands at Heaven Lake in Mt. Paektu. (Pool photo)
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In the family tradition, Kim Jong Un pits China against US

North Korean leader turns tide with Moon's help

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- As of now, trade tensions between the U.S. and China have become so heated that the two sides are unable to convene a ministerial meeting to address their differences.

To North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it is a situation ripe for exploitation.

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