Kim Jong-un makes surprise visit to Beijing, first oversees visit since 2011: Report
Beijing : North Korean leader apparently made a surprise visit to Beijing on Monday, said media reports; they made the speculation based on the arrival of an armoured train, accompanied by an unusually heavy security detail in the Chinese capital.
According to South China Morning Post, the reports come after a heavy police presence was noted at the border of China and North Korea, and at a Beijing hotel popular with foreign dignitaries.
None of the reports have confirmed that Kim Jong-un actually arrived on the train, but going by the security arrangements, it is believed that the passenger in the train was either him or a very high-level official.
Heavy deployment of security personnel around the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where most of the diplomats stay, also raised suspicion over the arrival of North Korean supreme leader.
The news has quickly been caught up by the Twitterati, with one user sharing a video of a green, armoured North Korean train, with Kim likely on board, being spotted in Beijing.
"Breaking: North Korean armored train spotted at Beijing, China. Kim Jong Un probably on board," he tweeted.
Well, if these reports are any true, then it will be the first time Kim Jong-un has stepped out of North Korea since 2011.
Kim is also supposed to hold meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and United States President Donald Trump, in April and May, respectively, to hold discussions about de-nuclearisation of North Korea.