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N. Korea’s Kim heads to China after Russia visit: source

Published on 25/08/2011

North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il is heading to China after completing rare talks in Siberia with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a regional administration official said Thursday.

A source in the administration of the Russian region of Chita on China’s border said Kim’s armoured train will travel across its region shortly.

The Chita rail link runs directly to China’s Manchuria area and does not stretch to Russia’s Far East from where Kim originally travelled after crossing the North Korean border on Saturday.

“He will be passing through our region,” the Chita administration source told AFP. “He is not in China yet.”

It was not clear whether Kim would stopping in China or heading directly home.