North Korean president Kim Jong Il was in China this week, and China Defense Blog has the photos to prove it. This could be very good news. “Analysts say Kim’s trip … would be aimed at seeking badly needed economic aid from China, and the North in return may feel bound to return to long-stalled six-nation nuclear disarmament talks hosted by Beijing,” AFP reports.
China is North Korea’s major ally and its most important source of food and energy.
The North angrily quit the talks in April last year and vowed to restart production of weapons-grade plutonium. It carried out its second atomic weapons test the following month.