China watching developments closely after death of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong Nam

China watching developments closely after death of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong Nam
People watching a TV screen showing a news report about the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, at a train station in Seoul on Feb 14, 2017.
PHOTO: Reuters

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday (Feb 15) that it was closely watching developments following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malaysia, after the South Korean government said it believed he was murdered.

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Spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing that he was aware of media reports and understood the Malaysian authorities were investigating.

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Better days: Jong-nam (right) with his father Jong-il during a family reunion in 1981.Photo: The Star/Asia News Network

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