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Kim Jong-il spotted during China trip

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 01:06

May 21 - Japan's Kyodo news agency releases a still photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il leaving hotel in Mudanjiang in northeastern China. Sunita Rappai reports.

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North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il apparently leaving a hotel in China. The ailing 69-year-old is thought to be meeting with Chinese officials in Jilin province which borders North Korea. A guarded train arrives early Saturday morning in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province. The station's exit for official guests is cordoned off by police and a convoy then takes the mystery guests to a heavily guarded hotel. Neither Beijing nor Pyongyang has confirmed the visit, with both sides are habitually secretive about such trips. The tight security and unscheduled train movements echo previous visits to China by the North Korean leader. If the visit is confirmed, it would be his third trip to China in the last 12 months. Sunita Rappai, Reuters

Kim Jong-il spotted during China trip

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 01:06

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