Chinese and North Korean Relations May Began to Improve

South Korea’s unification ministry said a recent visit by Chinese legislator Zhao Leji may allow Chinese-North Korean relations to recover amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zhao’s visit will last from Thursday, April 11th, until Sunday, April 14th, to attend the celebration of the 75th anniversary of their bilateral relations, based on announcements from both nations.

Higher-level interactions between the two nations have decreased greatly following North Korea’s border lockdowns and increased interactions with Russia.

“There is a possibility that North Korea-China relations may progress in earnest on the occasion of the year of friendship,” a claim made by an official from the ministry.

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held two rounds of summits in June 2019.

Pyongyang has reportedly attempted to step up relations with both Beijing and Moscow, likely to balance between both nations.