Skip to comments.N. Korean train believed to be carrying leader Kim arrives in China: official
Posted on 05/02/2010 5:00:55 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
N. Korean train believed to be carrying leader Kim arrives in China: official
SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean train, believed to be a special armored train for the country's leader Kim Jong-il, arrived in the Chinese border city of Dandong early Monday, an informed official in Seoul said.
"We have confirmed the arrival of a special train at Dandong, and we believe it is highly likely that Chairman Kim is on board," the official said, referring to the North Korean leader by his official title as the head of the National Defense Commission.
The government is trying to confirm details, the official added.
The train arrived in Dandong around 5:30 a.m. (local time) Monday, one day after diplomatic sources here and in the Chinese city said Kim may be set for a trip to China in the very near future.
Some 200 Chinese police officers tightly surrounded the train station in Dandong, and the entire road in front of the station was blocked off to traffic from around 6 a.m.
Kim has visited China four times since 2000, by train only. He is said to be afraid of flying.
Last time this happened, a massive bomb aimed at the evil little drunk destroyed the railway station.
“required a change of train wheels to meet the track specs.”
You may be right. N. Korean trains use round wheels, and Chinese rails are flat.
Hi Tiger....I hear Kim’s afraid to fly and always takes trains....I did get a look see at his armored train...not to mention how all the other trains have to be re-routed sometimes for a day when he is passing thru.
I am still convinced that China sees N.Korea’s hardships an advantage to them. Beyond awful what the people there are going thru...understand it’s building up again to where people are starving to death. China has zero concern for those people....it’s completely the politics of keeping N.Korea dependant on the little support they give them.
So I wonder what this little chit-chat is about? Do you have any clues?
I tend to agree but to what advantage?
Be prepared for a bout of Kim Jong sightings in Beijing.
Commies welcoming one of their own henchmen.
Lirral tinhon pig no fry?
Sounds like the way Dear Reader rolls.
OH MAN Hey AIT there bunch of Freepers thinking about prank call Chia Pet that be funny to hear
Any new news what Kim’s doing in China?
I haven’t seen a thing other than he is looking for aid for the country (while he lives in luxury).
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