North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is arriving in China on August 25 after completing a Siberian summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
The talks ended with an announcement that North Korea was ready to resume nuclear dialogue without preconditions and abandon atomic enrichment and testing once duscussions begin.
The United States and South Korea dismissed the proposal as nothing new.
Kim visited China last year in May and will be travelling through the country again at the same time as it hosts South Korean nuclear negotiator Wi Sung-Lac.
compiled from agency reports