China sending senior official for North Korean anniversary

October 4, 2015 12:22 PM

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BEIJING — China will send a leading member of the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee to Pyongyang this month for commemorations of the founding of North Korea’s ruling party.

Sunday’s announcement comes amid a long dry spell in exchanges between the sides, whose traditional close relations have been strained by North Korean missile launches and nuclear tests.

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