- foreign affairs July 2
On Wednesday, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, South Korean officials said. Each had a range of 110 miles.
This is the third time in a week that projectiles have been launched, with three fired last Thursday and two on Sunday. Analysts told The Associated Press that the launches were probably meant to demonstrate that North Korea is building up its defenses, and as a way of showing anger over Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Seoul. He will be the first Chinese leader to go to South Korea before visiting the North, and is expected to discuss the North's nuclear weapons program.
Xi and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have not met since the death of the latter's father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011.- - Catherine Garcia
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