Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Did North Korea Heir Apparent accompany father to China?

A source familiar with North Korean issues said Monday, "Kim Jong Il’s visit to China [is related to] the six-party nuclear talks ... But he is also taking the succession issue seriously. I heard North Korea informed China that Kim Jong Il will go with his son Jong Un."

If Kim Jong Un accompanied his father to China, that could mean the leader`s health is worse than believed, certain experts say. In other words, Kim Jong Il might have grown impatient over succession due to his health problems.

Whether Beijing will say the heir apparent accompanied his father, and unveil what he looks like remain to be seen. China could choose not to anger North Korea by not releasing photos of Kim Jong Un.

Dong-a Ilbo

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