Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week

Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to make a state visit to China this week.

Chinese state media announced that Kim would make a two-day visit to Beijing, The Associated Press reported Monday. It would be his third visit to the country in recent months.

The visit comes just just over a week after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE met with Kim for a historic summit in Singapore.


The meeting was the first-ever between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. The two leaders signed a document at the close of the summit committing the U.S. to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean peninsula.

The Trump administration and the president’s supporters have praised the deal as a step toward a renewed relationship with North Korea and a safer Asian pacific. Critics have said that the deal is too advantageous to North Korea, and does not secure enough for the United States.

The Pentagon announced Monday that it was officially suspending planning for its August “war game” with South Korea.

Trump said that the U.S. would suspend joint military exercises with South Korea while negotiations with North Korea were ongoing.

Kim’s visit to China also coincides with an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Trump on Monday called for additional tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, responding to China’s retaliatory tariffs that it put in place after Trump announced a first round of the levies.