North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account

North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account

North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament convened on Wednesday, weeks ahead of summits with South Korea and the U.S.

Both sides have since sought to improve ties, with North Korea's Kim Jong Un meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping last month in Beijing - the young leader's first known official trip overseas.

An empty seat presumed to be the leader's could be seen in photographs distributed by North Korea's central news agency and there was no mention of his attendance in the state media reports.

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Song Tao, the head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's global department, will lead the mission.

Song Tao visited the DPRK in November previous year as a special envoy of President Xi with the objective of debriefing North Korean officials on the 19th National Congress of the CPC.

The festival is held in Pyongyang as part of the commemorations for the anniversary of the birth of the North's founder Kim Il Sung on April 15, 1912.

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"We will closely watch whether a concert in China by a North Korean art troupe could be pushed for again after its thwarted performance in December 2015". Instead, the session focused on North Korea's budget and changes in leadership personnel.

Kim's trip to China marked a turnaround in the long-frayed ties between Pyongyang and Beijing over the North's nuclear and missile tests.

"The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea will warmly welcome the artists of the friendly neighboring country and specially greet them with the greatest sincerity".

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Leader Kim Jong-un has attended six out of the eight Supreme People's Assembly sessions that were held since he came to power but was absent this time. "It seems that the North-China relations are fast normalizing", said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies.

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