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    China's Nuclear Negotiator Arrives in North Korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (front) visits the construction site of a ski resort on Masik Pass, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on Nov. 3, 2013.
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (front) visits the construction site of a ski resort on Masik Pass, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on Nov. 3, 2013.
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    China's top official for the long-stalled six-party North Korean nuclear talks has arrived in Pyongyang.

    The North's official Korean Central News Agency says Wu Dawei landed Monday, but did not provide further details.

    China, which is North Korea's closest ally, has begun to express impatience with Pyongyang, and agreed to a tightening of U.N. sanctions following a North Korean nuclear test this year.

    Wu's trip follows his talks with U.S. officials in Washington last week.

    The visit also comes as the U.S. is preparing to host South Korean and Japanese officials for talks Wednesday on North Korea's nuclear program.

    North Korea, which pulled out of six party-talks in 2009, has called for their resumption with no preconditions. Washington says North Korea needs to show it is serious about abandoning its pursuit of nuclear weapons before the United States will resume negotiations.

    Six-party talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program, started in 2003, included the United States, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and North Korea.
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    by: van from: vietnam
    November 07, 2013 6:10 AM
    the US should be clear that it will not intervene into the dispute between Japan and China over Senkaku island. but it is certain that the US and nato will protect Japan if China attacks Japan .
    VN,Malay,Philpin,Taiwan, Korea .....will also support Japan. I am sure

    by: Patricia Wilson from: USA
    November 04, 2013 6:23 PM
    It was good to see some information about actions taking place re: North Korea. I have gone through 4 other news papers--online and on paper and nothing was mentioned. Keep adding the "odd items" We need to know more not less of what goes on outside of our neighborhood or country.

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