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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Liu Yunshan, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, watch a military parade in Pyongyang on Oct. 10. (CCTV image)
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Beijing played unwitting role in North Korea's latest political kabuki

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Choe Ryong Hae, a secretary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party of Korea and the reclusive state's point man on relations with China, has disappeared from the public eye.

     Choe was absent from a recent state funeral for a political heavyweight and former comrade of Kim Il Sung, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's late grandfather and the country's founding leader.

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