The China–North Korea relationship: more of the same

The China–North Korea relationship: more of the same
- It was not odd for the 34-year-old Kim to show deference to the 64-year-old Xi—etiquette befitting a junior–senior relationship in Asian cultures. And no one expected North Koreapoverty-stricken and severely sanctioned as it is—to bring lavish gifts to Beijing. A bit of deference and flattery from Kim was ...