North Korea leader Kim Jong-il visits China: report

SEOUL (BestGrowthStock) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited China early on Thursday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing a government source.

The purpose of his visit was not immediately clear.

Kim, who suffered a stroke in 2008, visited China in May when he met President Hu Jintao.

“There are signs Kim Jong-il has made a visit to China,” Yonhap said, quoting a high-ranking South Korean official. “Exact purpose or destination of the visit is being figured out.”

China’s foreign (Read more about foreign investment into China) ministry had no immediate comment on his reported visit. South Korea’s foreign ministry declined comment.

(Reporting by Jeremy Laurence; Editing by Ron Popeski)

North Korea leader Kim Jong-il visits China: report