The Wall Street Journal: China: North Korean leader visited Beijing, open to summit with U.S.

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid a surprise visit to China this week, in his first known overseas trip since taking power in late 2011.

During a three-day stop in Beijing, Kim met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, where they discussed bilateral ties and Korean peninsula tensions, Chinese state media said Wednesday.

In a meeting, Kim told Xi that North Korea is committed to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, and is willing to start dialogue with the U.S. and hold a summit meeting, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said.

Kim’s trip came ahead of planned summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump.

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