Kim Meets Xi Before Expected Meeting with Trump
State media reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met again. They were in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian on Monday and Tuesday.
It is the second meeting between Xi and Kim in recent weeks. Both meetings have come before the expected meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Neither leader spoke about the upcoming meeting with Trump or about last month's meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
However, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported Xi as saying China "supports North Korea to stick to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and supports North Korea and the U.S. in solving the peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation."
Kim reportedly told Xi that North Korea has no need to possess nuclear weapons if a "relevant party" drops its "hostile policy and security threats."
He was reported as saying "I hope to build mutual trust with the U.S. through dialogue."
Trump wrote on Twitter that he planned to speak with Xi later in the day to discuss trade and North Korea. He wrote that "relationships and trust are building." The Trump administration has demanded that North Korea immediately agree to denuclearization.
The Kim-Xi meeting was the top news story in North Korea. The country's most famous television announcer Ri Chun Hui even came out of near retirement to report the event.
The 20-minute report did not show any pictures or videos of the visit. It said there was a "deep exchange of opinions" between Kim and Xi on the changes around the Korean Peninsula.
The report also said Kim's younger sister was with him at the meeting.
CCTV's report, however, included images. It showed Xi wearing western business clothes and Kim in his traditional "Mao" clothing. The two leaders stood near the sea, sat under a covering on an outdoor area, walked through gardens and sat at a conference table.
China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that, at a key time when the area situation is developing quickly, "Kim said he came to China again to meet with Xi and inform him of the situation."
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1.spoke about 谈论；提到
He spoke about preserving the country as a secular state.
2.key time 关键时刻
In our country, the reform is in the stage of storming fortifications, the development is in the key time.
3.walked through 穿越；穿过
They walked through thick forest.
4.nuclear weapons 核武器
He campaigned for peace and against the spread of nuclear weapons.
5.The country's most famous television announcer Ri Chun Hui even came out of near retirement to report the event.
came out of 出来
In a big stride he came out of the room.
Still the horrible shrieking came out of his mouth.
6.He was reported as saying "I hope to build mutual trust with the U.S. through dialogue."
mutual trust 互信
Diplomats hope the meetings will build mutual trust.
Mutual trust is the bedrock of a relationship.
特朗普发推特称，他计划当天晚些时候与习主席通话讨论贸易和朝鲜问题。他写道：“中美两国关系和互信正在建立 。”特朗普政府还要求朝鲜立即同意无核化 。
“习金会”成为朝鲜新闻的头条。朝鲜著名播音员李春姬（Ri Chun Hui）甚至在即将退休之际报道了这一新闻 。
然而，中央电视台的报道公开了相关图片。图片中的习主席身穿西装，而金正恩身着一贯的毛氏服装 。两位领导人临海而站、在户外凉亭交谈、漫步花园以及在会议桌前落座 。