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Topic - Xi Pyongyang
A North Korean delegation to China appears to have been gently snubbed ahead of a meeting Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to one regional analyst, who say the visitors' treatment is part of Beijing's effort to reign in its troublesome, isolated and poverty stricken neighbor.
"The Chinese military may see some value in North Korean obstreperousness, but they are not driving this train," he said of Chinese policy.
"It's a market, and it's a route to the Sea of Japan," he said.