From January 7 to 10, Kim Jong-un paid a visit to China. This is the fourth time he has set foot on Chinas land since his three visits to China last March, May and June. Within 10 months, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un met four times, each time for a long time in-depth exchanges. What are the things they have to talk about?
Lets look at the following key words.
Key words: (1) Traditional friendship
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Comrade Chairmans visit to China at the beginning of the new year of 2019 and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries fully reflects Comrade Chairmans great attention to the traditional friendship between the DPRK and his friendly friendship with the Chinese Party and people. At the beginning of the talks, Xi expressed his appreciation for Kim Jong-uns visit to China.
On January 8, 2019, Xi Jinping held talks with Kim Jong-un, who arrived in Beijing on the same day. Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jong-un in the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xuelin
China and Korea are linked by mountains and rivers, and they are both socialist countries. With common ideals, beliefs and profound revolutionary friendship, the older generation leaders of the two countries have trusted and supported each other, and have written a good story in the history of international relations.
Its not hard to understand why Xi Jinping used to describe the close contacts maintained by generations of leaders of China and the DPRK when he first met Kim Jong-un last year.
In the history of Sino-Korean relations, high-level exchanges have always played the most important leading and promoting role. Four times in 10 months, the two leaders met so closely that they inherited the good traditions and practiced vividly. They also showed the strong vitality of the friendship between China and DPRK.
On March 28, 2018, Xi Jinping held talks with Kim Jong-un in the Great Hall of the People. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yao Dawei
At present, a new historical chapter has been opened in Sino-Korean relations, and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries is a time node with the important significance of connecting the past with the future and opening up the future. It is self-evident that Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un will meet again to lead the future development of Sino-Korean relations.
During the meeting, Xi emphasized once again that the two sides should maintain high-level exchanges, strengthen strategic communication, deepen friendly exchanges and cooperation, and point out the way to promote the long-term healthy and stable development of China-DPRK relations.
Key words (2): The situation on the peninsula
Last year, the situation on the Korean Peninsula eased, and Chinas important role in this regard is obvious to all. The DPRK highly appreciates and sincerely thanks the DPRK. During the meeting, Kim Jong-un expressed his appreciation and thanks to China.
In 2018, with the joint efforts of China, DPRK and other parties concerned, significant progress was made in the process of political settlement of the Peninsula issue.
A detailed review of the timelines of the four meetings, which are thought provoking, shows that China has played a positive and constructive role in the peninsula issue.
For the first time, Xi Jinping used the expression of special timing and great significance, calling on all parties to support the improvement of relations between the North and the South of the Peninsula and to make practical efforts to persuade and promote talks.
The second time was at the critical moment of profound and complex evolution of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and Xi expressed his appreciation for the DPRKs previous announcement of the cessation of nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile test firing and the abandonment of the northern nuclear test site.
The third is Kim Jong-uns special trip to China after his first meeting with US leaders. Xi said he hoped that the DPRK and the US would implement the outcome of the summit meeting and that all parties concerned would work together to advance the peace process on the peninsula.
On June 19, 2018, Xi Jinping held talks with Kim Jong-un, who arrived in Beijing on the same day. Before the talks, Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Kim Jong-un in the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People. Xinhua News Agency reporter Shen Hongshou
On this occasion, Xi emphasized that the general trend of peace dialogue on the Peninsula has been formed, and that it has become the general expectation and consensus of the international community to talk about the outcome.
The political settlement of the Peninsula issue is facing a rare historical opportunity. Xi Jinping reiterated Chinas position with four supports:
- Supporting the DPRK to continue to adhere to the denuclearization of the peninsula;
- Supporting the continuous improvement of relations between North and South;
- Supporting the DPRK-US summit meeting and achieving results;
- Support the parties concerned in resolving their legitimate concerns through dialogue.
Kim Jong-un said that the DPRK will work hard to achieve the results welcomed by the international community at the second meeting of DPRK-US leaders.
Xi Jinping expressed his hope that the DPRK and the United States will move towards each other. China is willing to work with the DPRK and other parties concerned to play an active and constructive role in maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula and achieving denuclearization of the peninsula and long-term regional stability.
Key words 3: Economic development
During the four meetings, Xi Jinping expressed appreciation for a series of positive measures taken by the DPRK in developing its economy and improving peoples livelihood, and for many achievements achieved. Especially since the Third Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee of the Korean Labour Party in April 2018 made the decision to concentrate on economic development and improve peoples living standards, Xi Jinping has repeatedly expressed Chinas support.
On May 8, 2018, Xi Jinping met with Kim Jong-un in Dalian. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanzhi
I believe that the Korean people will continue to make new and greater achievements in the cause of socialist construction. During the meeting, Xi expressed his expectations.
Kim Jong-un said: The DPRK believes that Chinas development experience is very valuable and hopes to come to China for more field visits and exchanges.
During his previous visit to China, Kim Jong-un visited the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Beijing Rail Transit Command Center.
This time, he visited Yizhuang Branch of Tongrentang Pharmaceutical Factory of Beijing Tongrentang Co., Ltd. and inspected the traditional technology and modern production line of traditional Chinese medicine on the spot.
On January 9, 2019, Jin Zhengen visited Yizhuang Branch of Tongrentang Pharmaceutical Factory of Beijing Tongrentang Co., Ltd. to investigate the traditional technology and modern production line of Chinese medicine. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanzhi
I have visited China four times in the past less than a year, and I am impressed by the achievements of Chinas economic and social development and the spiritual outlook of the Chinese people. Kim Jong-un said.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China. In the course of 70 years, the Communist Party of China led the Chinese people to usher in a historical leap from standing up, getting rich to becoming strong.
Nowadays, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and the DPRK Labor Party has achieved many positive results in implementing the new strategic line.
It is reasonable to expect that friendly exchanges, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries will jointly create a better future.