Jun 18, 2018 - World

Kim Jong-un to visit China for the third time since March

Kim Jong-un and Xi Jingping stroll in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un go for a stroll in China. Photo: Xinhua/Xie Huanchi via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will begin a two-day visit to China on Tuesday, Chinese state media reported, his third visit to the country since March.

Why it matters: The trip comes just one week after Kim's historic summit with President Trump in Singapore, which resulted in the U.S. halting military exercises with South Korea, and a promise from North Korea to commit to denuclearization. Kim's prior trips to China were not announced until after they were over.

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