Tension is mounting on the Korean Peninsula after the North pulled out all its workers from the Kaesong Industrial Zone-a symbol of cooperation with the South and a key source of revenue for Pyong Yang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the fourth time in less than a year. The visit to Beijing comes as denuclearization talks with the US have stalled.
During a visit to China, Kim Jong Un told Xi Jinping that he was committed to holding a second summit with Donald Trump. The United States and North Korea have been in talks to set up a second Kim-Trump meeting.
Sport once again takes center stage in the continued peacemaking process between North and South Korea with a joint handball team set to compete at the World Championships. Korea will face co-hosts Germany in Berlin.
The peace gesture follows a joint survey into the North's railway system conducted by North and South Korea. But hopes of reconnecting the countries remain contingent upon progress in North Korea's denuclearization.
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