Coming just ahead of the June 28-29 G20 summit, the visit has fueled speculation that Trump, who is also scheduled to visit South Korea following the G20, could meet Kim at the truce village of Panmunjom at the North-South border.
Chinese support was key to the effectiveness of USA - and United Nations -backed sanctions of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Monday's quake was reported less than an hour after news broke about Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming trip to Pyongyang.
The state visit will be Xi's first since he took office in November 2012.
State broadcaster CCTV said Xi will travel to the Hermit Kingdom from June 20 to 21 to meet with leader Kim Jong Un.
As part of a three-day trip to Pyongyang in 2005, Mr Hu was greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il at Pyongyang airport.
"China-DPRK relations have opened a new chapter", CCTV said, adding that Xi and Kim have reached a "series of important consensus" in past meetings.
But talks between Washington and Beijing have also stalled, and a trade war persists between the world's two largest economies.Читайте также: Bangladesh Chase 322 To Beat West Indies In World Cup Cricket
Talks between the United States and North Korea have stalled over the issue of North Korea's nuclear programme, despite two meetings between Mr Trump and Mr Kim. The relationship is one that Chinese leader Mao Zedong once called "as close as lips and teeth".
South Korea's Presidential Blue House said on Monday that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mr. Xi would hold a summit during the G20.
North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency also announced the visit, but provided no further details.
"They do keep score and it's like four to zero", he recently told AFP.
China is North Korea's main trading partner and lone major ally.
When the last meeting between Trump and Kim in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi ended without any deals in February, new doubts were cast on the unprecedented peace process between the two men.
Since then, Kim has accused Washington of acting in "bad faith" and given it until the end of the year to change its approach.
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