(Yahoo! News) Kim Jong-un is reported to have ordered the execution of his uncle after finding out about a plan to topple him as leader of North Korea.
Jang Song-thaek secretly enlisted the help of China in 2012 to overthrow Kim and replace him with his half-brother Kim Jong-nam, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asian Review.
Sources told the newspaper that the then-Chinese president Hu Jintao did not immediately give an answer to whether Beijing would help to oust the leader.
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