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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives to hold a meeting with Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in March 2015.

Was Korean Peninsula part of China? Xi and the Han dynasty game plan

Kim Jong Un's disobedience could lead to drastic change in Asia's geopolitical landscape

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Back in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised many eyebrows when he reportedly told U.S. President Donald Trump that Korea "used to be part of China."

Well, that is at least what Trump told the Wall Street Journal he had heard from the Chinese president at their first encounter at his posh Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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