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North Korea’s Kim Ends China Trip With Pledge to Purge Weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ended a six-day visit to learn about China’s economic growth by saying his country is still committed to eliminating its nuclear weapons through negotiations.

Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with Kim yesterday about nuclear security and economic cooperation between the two countries, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported. Kim arrived in China by train on May 20 and returned to North Korea today.