North Korean leader Kim Jong-un treats Chinese president Xi at an extravagant entertainment gala

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un organized a massive gymnastics show last night in a stadium with 110,000 seats in Pyongyang to entertain Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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The extravagant gala, which is said to have involved more than 10,000 artists, the & # 39; unbreakable friendship & # 39; between Beijing and Pyongyang, as well as the socialist regimes of both countries.

Huge portraits of Xi and Kim were hung up in full Rungrado May Day Stadium when the two leaders and their wives entered the arena to watch the full performance at around 9:40 pm, the Chinese state agency Xinhua reported.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) cheers while talking to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) during the massive gymnastics performance at the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. The arena with 110,000 seats was full of spectators

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) cheers while talking to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) during the massive gymnastics performance at the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. The arena with 110,000 seats was full of spectators

President Xi (second from the left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (far left) are accompanied by Kim Jong-un (second from the right) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (far right) in the extravaganza in Olympic style that would be more than 10,000 artists involved

President Xi (second from the left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (far left) are accompanied by Kim Jong-un (second from the right) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (far right) in the extravaganza in Olympic style that would be more than 10,000 artists involved

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President Xi (second from the left) and his wife Peng Liyuan (far left) are accompanied by Kim Jong-un (second from the right) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (far right) in the extravaganza in Olympic style that would be more than 10,000 artists involved

Large portraits of Xi and Kim can be seen on the wall of the arena as children present flowers to the leaders and their wives. The two leaders of the countries enjoyed a two-hour dinner in the state banquet hall Mokran House before the gala

Large portraits of Xi and Kim can be seen on the wall of the arena as children present flowers to the leaders and their wives. The two leaders of the countries enjoyed a two-hour dinner in the state banquet hall Mokran House before the gala

Large portraits of Xi and Kim can be seen on the wall of the arena as children present flowers to the leaders and their wives. The two leaders of the countries enjoyed a two-hour dinner in the state banquet hall Mokran House before the gala

The all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display consists of four chapters, namely & # 39; Socialism is Our Home & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Echo of Victory & # 39 ;, & # 39; For a Better Tomorrow & # 39; and & # 39; Unbreakable Friendly & # 39 ;. It is specially made for President Xi's two-day state visit

The all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display consists of four chapters, namely & # 39; Socialism is Our Home & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Echo of Victory & # 39 ;, & # 39; For a Better Tomorrow & # 39; and & # 39; Unbreakable Friendly & # 39 ;. It is specially made for President Xi's two-day state visit

The all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display consists of four chapters, namely & # 39; Socialism is Our Home & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Echo of Victory & # 39 ;, & # 39; For a Better Tomorrow & # 39; and & # 39; Unbreakable Friendly & # 39 ;. It is specially made for President Xi's two-day state visit

A portrait of President Xi and the national flag of the People's Republic of China appears in the stadium during the spectacle

A portrait of President Xi and the national flag of the People's Republic of China appears in the stadium during the spectacle

A portrait of President Xi and the national flag of the People's Republic of China appears in the stadium during the spectacle

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President Xi was in North Korea yesterday and today. He is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years.

The trip took place days before President Xi is expected to meet US President Trump at the G20 summit in Japan. Leaders from 19 countries and the European Union are planning to attend the annual conference in Osaka on 28 and 29 June.

The olympic-style extravaganza last night was reportedly presented after the two Communist leaders and their first ladies enjoyed a two-hour dinner in the Mokran House state banquet hall, reported China & CCTV that also came out imagery of implementation.

Xi (second from the left) and Kim laugh and talk while watching the show with China & # 39; s wife Peng Liyuan (far left) and North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju (far right). Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years

Xi (second from the left) and Kim laugh and talk while watching the show with China & # 39; s wife Peng Liyuan (far left) and North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju (far right). Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years

Xi (second from the left) and Kim laugh and talk while watching the show with China & # 39; s wife Peng Liyuan (far left) and North Korea's first lady Ri Sol-ju (far right). Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years

The big party was said with many Chinese revolutionary songs - performed by North Korean artists. It was packed by a song, dance and fireworks presentation entitled & # 39; The friendship between North Korea and China is evergreen & # 39;
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The big party was said with many Chinese revolutionary songs - performed by North Korean artists. It was packed by a song, dance and fireworks presentation entitled & # 39; The friendship between North Korea and China is evergreen & # 39;

The big party was said with many Chinese revolutionary songs – performed by North Korean artists. It was packed by a song, dance and fireworks presentation entitled & # 39; The friendship between North Korea and China is evergreen & # 39;

Kim and Xi greet the spectators, said up to 110,000 in total, while walking to a stage at the May Day Stadium. Yesterday the performance would represent the best singers, dancers and musicians from North American ensembles

Kim and Xi greet the spectators, said up to 110,000 in total, while walking to a stage at the May Day Stadium. Yesterday the performance would represent the best singers, dancers and musicians from North American ensembles

Kim and Xi greet the spectators, said up to 110,000 in total, while walking to a stage at the May Day Stadium. Yesterday the performance would represent the best singers, dancers and musicians from North American ensembles

The two leaders and their wives greet the artists during the entertainment gala. North Korea is known for its presentation, the & # 39; Mass Games & # 39 ;, which is made to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung

The two leaders and their wives greet the artists during the entertainment gala. North Korea is known for its presentation, the & # 39; Mass Games & # 39 ;, which is made to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung

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The two leaders and their wives greet the artists during the entertainment gala. North Korea is known for its presentation, the & # 39; Mass Games & # 39 ;, which is made to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-Sung

The show was made especially for President Xi and included the best singers, dancers, and musicians from North Korea from three participating ensembles, Xinhua said.

Consisting of four chapters, & # 39; Socialism is our home & # 39 ;, & # 39; The echo of victory & # 39 ;, & # 39; For a better future & # 39; and & # 39; Unbreakable Kind & # 39 ;, it was said that the large-scale celebration contained many Chinese revolutionary songs – performed by North Korean artists.

It was packed with a song, dance and fireworks presentation entitled & # 39; The friendship between North Korea and China is evergreen & # 39 ;.

North Korea is known for its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, called the & # 39; Mass Games & # 39 ;.

Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping are depicted on a red carpet followed by their first ladies yesterday at the arrival of the Chinese head of state. Pyongyang pulled out all the stops to welcome Xi, the first Chinese president he visited in 14 years
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Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping are depicted on a red carpet followed by their first ladies yesterday at the arrival of the Chinese head of state. Pyongyang pulled out all the stops to welcome Xi, the first Chinese president he visited in 14 years

Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping are depicted on a red carpet followed by their first ladies yesterday at the arrival of the Chinese head of state. Pyongyang pulled out all the stops to welcome Xi, the first Chinese president he visited in 14 years

Xi, his wife Peng Liyuan and senior Chinese officials were greeted with a salute of 21 soldiers at a large arrival ceremony

Xi, his wife Peng Liyuan and senior Chinese officials were greeted with a salute of 21 soldiers at a large arrival ceremony

Xi, his wife Peng Liyuan and senior Chinese officials were greeted with a salute of 21 soldiers at a large arrival ceremony

Xi and Kim stand in a convertible limousine as they wave to the Pyongyang residents to see them on the street

Xi and Kim stand in a convertible limousine as they wave to the Pyongyang residents to see them on the street

Xi and Kim stand in a convertible limousine as they wave to the Pyongyang residents to see them on the street

North Korea praised its ties with the historic ally of China today, when Xi paid a very symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbor, where both countries are stuck in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump

North Korea praised its ties with the historic ally of China today, when Xi paid a very symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbor, where both countries are stuck in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump

North Korea praised its ties with the historic ally of China today, when Xi paid a very symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbor, where both countries are stuck in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump

Kim Jong-VN told the Chinese president that his visit was an opportunity to & # 39; the immutability and invincibility of the North Korean friendship for the world & # 39; to demonstrate, Pyongyang & # 39; s KCNA, using the official name of North Korea

Kim Jong-VN told the Chinese president that his visit was an opportunity to & # 39; the immutability and invincibility of the North Korean friendship for the world & # 39; to demonstrate, Pyongyang & # 39; s KCNA, using the official name of North Korea

Kim Jong-VN told the Chinese president that his visit was an opportunity to & # 39; the immutability and invincibility of the North Korean friendship for the world & # 39; to demonstrate, Pyongyang & # 39; s KCNA, using the official name of North Korea

At a time when & # 39; serious and complicated changes are taking place in international and regional situations & # 39 ;, KCNA reported, the two leaders agreed to promote & # 39; close strategic communication & # 39; and their & # 39; common interests & # 39; to develop
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At a time when & # 39; serious and complicated changes are taking place in international and regional situations & # 39 ;, KCNA reported, the two leaders agreed to promote & # 39; close strategic communication & # 39; and their & # 39; common interests & # 39; to develop

At a time when & # 39; serious and complicated changes are taking place in international and regional situations & # 39 ;, KCNA reported, the two leaders agreed to promote & # 39; close strategic communication & # 39; and their & # 39; common interests & # 39; to develop

China always prefers stability in the region and nuclear provocations in the north have put pressure on the relationship between the Cold War allies, with Beijing honoring UN sanctions against Pyongyang and Kim for not more than six years , supports

China always prefers stability in the region and nuclear provocations in the north have put pressure on the relationship between the Cold War allies, with Beijing honoring UN sanctions against Pyongyang and Kim for not more than six years , supports

China always prefers stability in the region and nuclear provocations in the north have put pressure on the relationship between the Cold War allies, with Beijing honoring UN sanctions against Pyongyang and Kim for not more than six years , supports

Chinese and North Korean officials attend a large stage banquet organized by Kim and his wife to welcome Xi and his first lady

Chinese and North Korean officials attend a large stage banquet organized by Kim and his wife to welcome Xi and his first lady

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Chinese and North Korean officials attend a large stage banquet organized by Kim and his wife to welcome Xi and his first lady

The spectacle was produced in 2002 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the father of the country.

It was held annually from 2002 to 2013 at the Mayday Stadium before encountering a five-year interruption.

Kim restarted the show last September to welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in in an unprecedented political gesture between the two rival states.

North Korea praised its ties with the historic ally of China today, when Xi paid a very symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbor, with both countries at a stalemate in their negotiations with US President Donald Trump.

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Kim Jong-VN told the Chinese president that his visit was an opportunity to & # 39; the immutability and invincibility of the North Korean friendship for the world & # 39; to demonstrate, the Pjongyang State Agency, KCNA, with the official name of North Korea.

At a time when & # 39; serious and complicated changes are taking place in international and regional situations & # 39 ;, said KCNA, the two leaders agreed to promote & # 39; close strategic communication & # 39; and their & # 39; common interests & # 39; to develop.

A screen shot of news images from CCTV, the Beijing television broadcaster, shows Chinese President Xi shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting. CCTV reported that the two leaders had conversations at Kumsusan State Guesthouse

President Xi and the Chinese delegation (left) meet during the afternoon summit with Kim Jong-un and the North Korean officials (right). The denuclearization conducted between Pyongyang and Washington is expected to be mentioned

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (first row, left) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (back row, left) walk with China & # 39; s president Xi Jinping (far right) and his first lady Peng Liyuan (back row) , right) as they welcome the Chinese visiting delegation in Pyongyang today

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (first row, left) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (back row, left) walk with China & # 39; s president Xi Jinping (far right) and his first lady Peng Liyuan (back row) , right) as they welcome the Chinese visiting delegation in Pyongyang today

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (first row, left) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (back row, left) walk with China & # 39; s president Xi Jinping (far right) and his first lady Peng Liyuan (back row) , right) as they welcome the Chinese visiting delegation in Pyongyang today

During the meeting with Xi, Kim said his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. & # 39; North Korea would like to remain patient, but it is hoped that the relevant party will meet North Korea midway to investigate resolution plans that meet each other's reasonable concerns &, "he said, according to CCTV

During the meeting with Xi, Kim said his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. & # 39; North Korea would like to remain patient, but it is hoped that the relevant party will meet North Korea midway to investigate resolution plans that meet each other's reasonable concerns &, "he said, according to CCTV

During the meeting with Xi, Kim said his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States. & # 39; North Korea would like to remain patient, but it is hoped that the relevant party will meet North Korea midway to investigate resolution plans that meet each other's reasonable concerns &, "he said, according to CCTV

Xi said his government is willing to play a constructive role in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. & # 39; The international community expects the US and North Korea to continue talking and delivering results & # 39 ;, he said according to CCTV

Xi said his government is willing to play a constructive role in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. & # 39; The international community expects the US and North Korea to continue talking and delivering results & # 39 ;, he said according to CCTV

Xi said his government is willing to play a constructive role in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. & # 39; The international community expects the US and North Korea to continue talking and delivering results & # 39 ;, he said according to CCTV

During yesterday's talks with Xi, Kim said his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States.

& # 39; North Korea would like to be patient, but it is hoped that the relevant party will meet half North Korea to examine resolution plans that meet each other's reasonable concerns & # 39 ;, he said, according to CCTV, the Chinese state channel.

Xi's journey raises the possibility that China could help to break a long-standing impasse in talks between the US and North Korea about the nuclear weapons of the North.

He described the problem as & # 39; very complex and sensitive & # 39; and said that his government is willing to play a constructive role in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

& # 39; The international community expects the US and North Korea to continue talking and delivering results & # 39 ;, he said according to CCTV.

Xi and Kim agreed to join forces and & # 39; a bright future & # 39; for the two countries and parties from a new historical point of view, the report said.

China & # 39; s president Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met five times since March 2018

China & # 39; s president Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met five times since March 2018

China & # 39; s president Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met five times since March 2018

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In this image made from a video from the Chinese state channel CCTV, North Korean people and a guard of honor welcome a plane with Chinese President Xi Jinping on board, while arriving at Pyongyang International Airport earlier today

In this image made from a video from the Chinese state channel CCTV, North Korean people and a guard of honor welcome a plane with Chinese President Xi Jinping on board, while arriving at Pyongyang International Airport earlier today

In this image made from a video from the Chinese state channel CCTV, North Korean people and a guard of honor welcome a plane with Chinese President Xi Jinping on board, while arriving at Pyongyang International Airport earlier today

More than 250,000 civilians reportedly took to the streets between Pyongyang International Airport and Kumsusan State Guesthouse - where Xi and his wife will be staying - to catch a glimpse of the Chinese president and their Supreme Leader Kim

More than 250,000 civilians reportedly took to the streets between Pyongyang International Airport and Kumsusan State Guesthouse - where Xi and his wife will be staying - to catch a glimpse of the Chinese president and their Supreme Leader Kim

More than 250,000 civilians reportedly took to the streets between Pyongyang International Airport and Kumsusan State Guesthouse – where Xi and his wife will be staying – to catch a glimpse of the Chinese president and their Supreme Leader Kim

News footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang is shown on a large screen in Beijing. The two leaders met today at Kumsusan State Guesthouse, reported China & # 39; s CCTV for state media

News footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang is shown on a large screen in Beijing. The two leaders met today at Kumsusan State Guesthouse, reported China & # 39; s CCTV for state media

News footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang is shown on a large screen in Beijing. The two leaders met today at Kumsusan State Guesthouse, reported China & # 39; s CCTV for state media

Xi and Kim have vowed to work together to create a & # 39; bright future & # 39; for the two countries and their parties to create during today's meeting, CCTV said. In the picture that was taken today, a man (left) is waiting for a taxi while he looks at the news images in Beijing

Xi and Kim have vowed to work together to create a & # 39; bright future & # 39; for the two countries and their parties to create during today's meeting, CCTV said. In the picture that was taken today, a man (left) is waiting for a taxi while he looks at the news images in Beijing

Xi and Kim have vowed to work together to create a & # 39; bright future & # 39; for the two countries and their parties to create during today's meeting, CCTV said. In the picture that was taken today, a man (left) is waiting for a taxi while he looks at the news images in Beijing

A television screen shows images of Chinese state media CCTV from the meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Chinese President Xi in Pyongyang in a street in Beijing. President Xi had talks with Kim prior to his meeting with Trump

A television screen shows images of Chinese state media CCTV from the meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Chinese President Xi in Pyongyang in a street in Beijing. President Xi had talks with Kim prior to his meeting with Trump

A television screen shows images of Chinese state media CCTV from the meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Chinese President Xi in Pyongyang in a street in Beijing. President Xi had talks with Kim prior to his meeting with Trump

Streets of Pyongyang are decorated with large banners and signs to welcome President Xi, including the above that & # 39; unbreakable friendship & # 39; says. President Xi wrote a letter of friendship for North Korean state media yesterday

Streets of Pyongyang are decorated with large banners and signs to welcome President Xi, including the above that & # 39; unbreakable friendship & # 39; says. President Xi wrote a letter of friendship for North Korean state media yesterday

Streets of Pyongyang are decorated with large banners and signs to welcome President Xi, including the above that & # 39; unbreakable friendship & # 39; says. President Xi wrote a letter of friendship for North Korean state media yesterday

Pyongyang pulled out all the stops to welcome Xi, the first Chinese president he visited in 14 years – a period in which Pyongyang conducted five nuclear tests and launched rockets that could reach the entire American mainland.

More than 250,000 residents of Pyongyang reportedly took to the streets to catch a glimpse of the Chinese president and their Supreme leader when they waved to the public with a convertible limousine, Xinhua reported.

China always prefers stability in its neighborhood and nuclear provocations in the North have put pressure on the relationship between the Cold War allies, with Beijing relying on UN sanctions on Pyongyang and not visiting Kim to show respect for more then six years after the inheritance of power.

But when he started a lot of diplomacy last year, Kim made sure that Xi – whose country is the most important diplomatic supporter of the North and the most important supplier of trade and aid – was the first head of state he met.

Kim has traveled to China three more times to meet Xi, and Pyongyang is always keen to have the Chinese president answer.

Analysts say Xi, who left local time in Pyongyang this afternoon, planned to use the trip as a signal to Trump of his influence with Kim, a week before the G20 summit in Japan.

& # 39; The world's top two economies are embroiled in lengthy trade war and their leaders are expected to meet in Osaka.

President Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years. The two national flags fly over Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang in this photo taken one day before Xi & s long-awaited state visit

President Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years. The two national flags fly over Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang in this photo taken one day before Xi & s long-awaited state visit

President Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the retired country in 14 years. The two national flags fly over Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang in this photo taken one day before Xi & s long-awaited state visit

A sign in Pyongyang today reads: & Long live the unbreakable friendship and unity between the people of North Korea and China who were cemented by blood & # 39 ;. The North Korean capital rolled out a massive welcome ceremony for President Xi

A sign in Pyongyang today reads: & Long live the unbreakable friendship and unity between the people of North Korea and China who were cemented by blood & # 39 ;. The North Korean capital rolled out a massive welcome ceremony for President Xi

A sign in Pyongyang today reads: & Long live the unbreakable friendship and unity between the people of North Korea and China who were cemented by blood & # 39 ;. The North Korean capital rolled out a massive welcome ceremony for President Xi

President Xi is expected to talk to Kim Jong-un about the stalled negotiations with Washington on nuclear weapons in North Korea. In the photo taken today, North Korean and Chinese national flags are hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

President Xi is expected to talk to Kim Jong-un about the stalled negotiations with Washington on nuclear weapons in North Korea. In the photo taken today, North Korean and Chinese national flags are hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

President Xi is expected to talk to Kim Jong-un about the stalled negotiations with Washington on nuclear weapons in North Korea. In the photo taken today, North Korean and Chinese national flags are hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

The trip takes place days before President Xi is expected to meet US President Trump at the G20 Summit in Japan. In the photo taken today, a woman walks past North Korean and Chinese national flags that he has hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

The trip takes place days before President Xi is expected to meet US President Trump at the G20 Summit in Japan. In the photo taken today, a woman walks past North Korean and Chinese national flags that he has hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

The trip takes place days before President Xi is expected to meet US President Trump at the G20 Summit in Japan. In the photo taken today, a woman walks past North Korean and Chinese national flags that he has hoisted on a street in Pyongyang

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