Chinese diplomat to visit
Beijing: A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programmes.
China has repeatedly pushed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but in recent months has had only limited highlevel exchanges with North Korea. The last time China’s special envoy for North Korea visited the country was in February last year.
The official Xinhua news agency said Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party’s external affairs department, would leave for North Korea tomorrow. — Reuters