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In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, people watch a TV news report about the execution of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on the left top, read "North Korea Executed Jang Song Thaek after trial." The stunning execution of Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle strips China of its most important link to North Korea's leadership and deepens concerns over how the unruly neighbor will proceed on Beijing's key issues of nuclear disarmament and economic reform.

Lee Jin-man / AP Photo

In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, people watch a TV news report about the execution of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on the left top, read "North Korea Executed Jang Song Thaek after trial." The stunning execution of Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle strips China of its most important link to North Korea's leadership and deepens concerns over how the unruly neighbor will proceed on Beijing's key issues of nuclear disarmament and economic reform.