> Kim Jong-un may be getting FaceTime with Donald Trump in South Korea. But it looks like China beat them to the punch. The mystery train that pulled into Beijing this week carried none other than the Supreme leader of North Korea, and Beijing revealed Wednesday, he'd sat for talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
It was Kim's first known travel abroad since he took power. And Beijing says, he confirmed a few key things the North has been keeping quiet about, even after Trump said yes to Kim's invitation to talk last month. China says Kim is willing to both hold the summit with the United States and pursue getting rid of nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.
China state news agency quoted Kim saying, the problem could be solved if quote South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill. The nuclear issue was actually left out of what North Korea's own official media said about the train trip. But also didn't say anything about plans for talks with Trump.
Instead they called the Beijing Summit a milestone in friendly talks with China which is the North's only real ally. A senior official from South Korea called the visit a positive sign ahead of Kim's upcoming meetings with Trump in Seoul. The White House said China had briefed Trump on the visit and their statement seemed to take some credit for Kim's banquet in Beijing.
Saying that the US maximum pressure campaign is working to create conditions for talks.