LEADER'S UNCLE: Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle is visiting China to discuss economic cooperation with North Korea's most important ally. Jang Song Thaek will meet Tuesday with senior Chinese officials.

RESUSCITATION EFFORT: Kim has promoted younger economists to key party positions as part of a push to resuscitate his country's economy. Much of North Korea is impoverished outside the capital Pyongyang.

SPECIAL ZONES: China and North Korea are jointly developing a pair of special economic zones.