A high-level official, thought to be North Korea’s leader, is now in Beijing Photo: AFP[/caption]
There is widespread speculation that a senior North Korean official who made a surprise day-long visit to Beijing was Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.Japanese media outlets first reported that a high-profile figure had arrived via a North Korean diplomatic train and was met with tight security. South Korea said it did not know the official’s identity, but that it was trying to verify the situation. It would be Mr Kim’s first foreign visit since taking office in 2011. There has been no official comment from North Korea, while China’s foreign ministry said it had “no information for the moment”, but more would “be published in due course”.