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N Korea at crossroads

China sends medical team to North Korea to advise on Kim Jong Un

The trip comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.    © Reuters

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) -- China has dispatched a team to North Korea including medical experts to advise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to three people familiar with the situation.

The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North Korean leader. Reuters was unable to immediately determine what the trip by the Chinese team signaled in terms of Kim's health.

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