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North Korea Looks to Boost Ties With China as US Nuclear Talks Stall

By Kyodo News 12 June 2020

BEIJING—North Korea appears to be trying to bolster ties with its friendly neighbor China with the coronavirus pandemic taking a severe toll on the country’s economy, while its nuclear talks with the US have shown no sign of progress.

Two years have passed since the first-ever US-North Korea summit took place on June 12, 2018, in Singapore, but denuclearization negotiations between their leaders have remained stalled after their meeting broke down over sanctions relief in Hanoi early last year.

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