The New York Times reports, "President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Thursday that the visit to China this week by the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, heralded an imminent second summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Trump to negotiate the terms of denuclearizing the North. Mr. Moon held his New Year's news conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, hours after Mr. Kim wrapped up a four-day trip to China, which included his fourth summit meeting with President Xi Jinping. China is considered the best buffer North Korea has against American pressure and sanctions as Mr. Kim prepares for a second meeting with Mr. Trump. He also consulted with Mr. Xi before and after his first meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place in Singapore in June."
CNN reports, "China's ambassador to Canada has accused his host government of 'Western egotism and white supremacy' over their handling of the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, amid an escalating dispute between Ottawa and Beijing. In an op-ed Wednesday, Lu Shaye contrasted Canada's statements over the detention of its citizens in China with the December arrest of Meng in Vancouver at the request of the US over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. 'I have recently heard a word repeatedly pronounced by some Canadians: bullying,' Lu said in his op-ed... He continued that, 'the reason why some people are used to arrogantly adopting double standards is due to Western egotism and white supremacy.'"