China appoints new ambassador to North Korea

March 19, 2015 2:19 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government has appointed a new ambassador to North Korea, an important and sensitive diplomatic post at the center of efforts to get the reclusive country to end its nuclear weapons ambitions.

Li Jinjun is replacing Liu Hongcai in the position, China's Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement late on Wednesday.

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