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Kim Jong Un's 21-car train was packed with gifts and much more

North Korean leader strengthens his hand as he wrestles China away from US

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The president of a country once called Tianchao, Heavenly Dynasty, last month greeted the leader of one of its former tributary states. It was Chinese President Xi Jinping receiving North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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