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North Korea Crisis

Rumors swirl of possible Kim Jong Un visit to China

Beijing ramps up security as suspected North Korean VIP arrives

A convoy of vehicles was seen leaving the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing under heavy security on Monday.   © Kyodo

BEIJING/SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean official, possibly even leader Kim Jong Un, arrived in the Chinese capital aboard a special diplomatic train Monday, multiple sources familiar with bilateral relations told Nikkei.

Unconfirmed accounts suggest that a train traveled from North Korea to Beijing via Dandong, a Chinese border city that sits across the Yalu River from North Korea.

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