...almost certainly hat in hand, reportedly has arrived in China.
What I find most important to the aforementioned story is that there is an expected trade-off to any talks involving North Korea and China: The Chinese will supply the financial aid the North Korean government desperately needs, but Pyongyang must guarantee that it will return to multi-nation talks about nuclear weapons.
There is the regular wailing and gnashing of teeth in the United States about China eventually taking a dominant position in the geopolitical discussions between the two nations. I find most of those arguments rooted in fear or rhetorical nonsense.
However, the tit-for-tat that apparently is going to come to fruition between Beijing and Pyongyang is a sure sign of which Asian nation holds the power in that relationship.