Yonhap News AgencyMay 22, 2013 18:15
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Yonhap) -- China gave prior notice to the United States on a high-profile North Korean envoy's trip this week to Beijing, according to a U.S. official Wednesday. The notification was seen as unusual for China, which has traditionally kept mum on its top-level diplomatic exchanges with its communist ally.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's special envoy, Vice Marshal Choe Ryong-hae, flew into Beijing on Wednesday (local time), the first known visit by a top North Korean official to China this year.