On his second visit to China in two months, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told President Xi Jinping on Tuesday that he wants to talk to President Trump about “phased and synchronous measures” to deal with their nuclear standoff, Chinese state media reported. This wording indicated that when he met the US president in the coming weeks, Kim would demand reciprocal steps for the denuclearization of the peninsula. The North Korean leader flew by plane to Dalian in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province to meet Xi, unlike their first summit when he traveled by train.
Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he would soon be talking to his “friend” Xi. “The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building.”