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Jun 21, 2011 | 02:46 GMT

North Korea: China Supports Succession - Official

China supports the succession of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il by Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials said, Joongang Ilbo reported June 21. China's minister of public security, Meng Jianzhu, visited Pyongyang in February and reported that the succession was proceeding smoothly and that Kim Jong Un had gained support, the officials said. Kim Jong Un has considerable support from the military, and there will not be any instability in the succession, according to Meng, who discussed the democratic protests in the Middle East with his hosts in Pyongyang, the officials said.
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