World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-06-21
Ep.13 Xi visits N. Korea, a new hope for dialogue?
▶ Xi visits N. Korea, a new hope for dialogue?
Xi Jinping made the first state visit to North Korea in 14 years as Chinese president. What was the motif of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to invite Xi in the first place, and why did Xi decide to visit North Korea now? Meanwhile, President Moon proposed the two Koreas should build three different ‘trusts’ during his address to the Swedish Parliament on June 14th. He highlighted the trust through dialogue to solve the ongoing problems and also said the two Koreas should continue talking to earn the international community’s trust. Meanwhile, President Trump said he received a ‘beautiful letter’ in honor of the anniversary of the Singapore summit from Kim Jong-un. Another round of letter diplomacy was carried out by Kim, and we are nowhere near knowing what the message the letter contains. In the hope of resuming the N. Korea-U.S. nuclear talks following its breakdown after the Hanoi summit, President Moon urged Kim to return to the negotiating table, and meanwhile, Xi Jinping made a state visit to North Korea. The ball is now in the hands of Kim, and we will analyze what kind of answers he will bring.