China’s President Hu Jintao shows support for North Korean reforms
Posted by satyrikon στο Αύγουστος 17, 2012
China’s President Hu Jintao on Friday met the powerful uncle of North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un, in a clear show of support for the impoverished ally as it takes tentative steps to rebuild its shattered economy.
The uncle, Jang song-thaek, is seen as a driving force for reforms which the isolated and destitute North is believed to be trying and for which it desperately needs Chinese backing.
«For many years, Comrade Jang Song-thaek has done a great deal of work to develop neighborly friendship between China and North Korea,» Hu said at their meeting, according to Chinese radio.
Hu also offered condolences for floods that recently hit the North, which routinely struggles to feed its 24 million people.
«I’m confident that under the leadership of the Korean Workers’ Party with Kim Jong-un as its First Secretary, the North Korean people will be able to overcome this flood disaster…
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