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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday, 18 April 2004

The hermit ventures from his lair

It is reported that Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, is travelling by train to Beijing for talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao. He is apparently scheduled to arrive on Monday 19th April.

The DPRK has always struck me as one of the scarier, and most dangerous, dictatorships around; let's hope the Chinese have more success in getting the 'Dear Leader' to agree the dismantling of their nuclear programme than has been the case so far.

UPDATE: (Monday 19 April 09.30 BST) Oops! Corrected arrival date in Beijing.

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