By John Lyons, John Lyons The Wall Street Journal BiographyJohn Lyons @LyonsNotes [email protected] Jeremy Page and Jeremy Page The Wall Street Journal BiographyJeremy Page @JNBPage Google+ [email protected] Andrew Jeong Andrew Jeong The Wall Street Journal BiographyAndrew Jeong @hj257 [email protected] March 27, 2018 9:13 a.m. ET 99 COMMENTS BEIJING—The arrival of a North Korean train in the Chinese capital sparked frenzied speculation that Pyongyang had sent a senior figure—perhaps even leader Kim Jong Un —on a mission to strengthen ties with Beijing ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. South Korean authorities said they believed the train had pulled in Monday, but they didn’t know who was aboard. China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said she was “unaware of the situation.” Several foreign diplomats said they understood a high-level North Korean delegation was visiting. Witnesses saw a … [Read more...] about Arrival of North Korean Train in Beijing Triggers Speculation
BEIJING/SEOUL — A high-level North Korean delegation has reportedly made a brief visit to Beijing, fueling speculation the reclusive country's leader, Kim Jong Un, met with Chinese officials in the capital. News Media reported that a train believed to be carrying the North Korean delegation departed Beijing Tuesday afternoon amid tight security in the city. But it was not clear who was aboard. Speculation about the identity of the North Korean visitor began building Monday after video footage from Japanese TV caught images of an older green train arriving in Beijing. Japan’s NTV network said the green and yellow train was very similar to the one that former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un's late father, took to Beijing in 2011. The elder Kim was the only other North Korean official to ever use a private train to visit leaders in Beijing. "Except for Kim Jong Il, North Korean high-level officials have never visited China by using the special train that … [Read more...] about High-level North Korean Delegation Reported in Chinese Capital
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Did mystery train shuttle North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to China? A mysterious armored train rolled out of Beijing on Tuesday after fueling rampant speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had visited China. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Bacon, USA TODAY Published 8:49 a.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 9:53 a.m. ET March 27, 2018 CLOSE There's speculation in Beijing that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be visiting. A heavily guarded motorcade was spotted and a state guesthouse has tight security. A Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said she was not aware of the situation. (March … [Read more...] about Did mystery train shuttle North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to China?
World North Korea Kim Jong Un China Kim Jong Un is reportedly in China. If confirmed, this would be his first foreign trip since becoming North Korea's leader in 2011. Ahead of his proposed summit with President Donald Trump, Kim was in Beijing, Bloomberg reported, citing three sources. There were reports that a train belonging to the Kim family had arrived in the Chinese capital, with the rumors being reinforced by the large security presence outside the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where previous North Korean leaders had stayed in the past. Police blocked roads by the building, and there was tight security at the Friendship Bridge over the Yalu River, on the border between China and North Korea, before a train passed. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 15 In Pictures: The 15 Worst Presidents in U.S. History … [Read more...] about Where Is Kim Jong Un? North Korean Leader in Beijing, Reports Say
next Image 1 of 2 prev Image 2 of 2 TOKYO – When North Korea's leaders need to travel, they've got a train that's unlike any other. No surprise, then, that the appearance in Beijing on Monday of a deep green train with yellow piping that looked a lot like the one used exclusively by the ruling Kim family has generated so much speculation of a surprise visit by leader Kim Jong Un. A day after the train was spotted pulling into the station in Beijing and amid reports it had already left Tuesday afternoon, there was still no official word about who was aboard and why. But if it was Kim Jong Un, it would be his first known trip outside of North Korea since the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011. And, oddly enough, it would be a pretty typical way for him to travel. Here's a look at what's known about the North Korean ruling family's personal version of the Orient Express. ___ MAUSOLEUM MOCK-UP Just how often Kim Jong Un has used the train … [Read more...] about For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other