The 'Dear Leader' is apparently training back to North Korea having completed his brief stay in Beijing. The BBC, quoting Xinhua, reports:
|"Leaders of the two parties and the two countries, amid a cordial, friendly and candid atmosphere, briefed each other on their respective domestic conditions, and exchanged views and reached wide-ranging consensus on further developing the relations between the two parties and the two countries, international and regional situations and the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula."|
The BBC also reports that, according to the South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo:
|"Jiang Zemin told him the possibility of the US invading North Korea is very slim, indirectly suggesting he should change North Korea's tough line."|
It seems Kim also seeks aid for his beleaguered country. Fair enough, I'm sure help would readily be given - but not, I hope, in the face of the pretty bellicose language the DPRK uses. Blackmail is not the way to go. I hope the gentle advice of Beijing is noted in Pyongyang.