China Names New Ambassador to North Korea Amid Troubled Ties

March 19, 2015 4:42 AM

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(Bloomberg) -- China has appointed a second senior official from the party diplomatic agency that traditionally deals with North Korea as new ambassador to its ally amid troubled bilateral relations.

Li Jinjun, deputy head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee’s International Department (IDCPC), replaces Liu Hongcai as top envoy to North Korea, according to a brief statement released on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 18. President Xi Jinping made the ...

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