Long-time Shanghaiist readers will know that we don’t usually put up homoerotica here, but what’s a blogger to do when he wants news about Kim Jong Il and none of it’s available anywhere? The all-authoritative Korean Central News Agency is all but silent about its Dear Leader’s latest holiday trip, the Xinhua News Agency is pretending that he never came, and our good friend Jiang Yu, spokeswoman at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, is keeping her lips sealed. Apparently, there’s footage from Japan’s TBS TV of Kim dragging his (paralysed) left leg all across China but we aren’t able to find footage of that anywhere! For now, please make do with these old pictures of Kim Jong Il and his good friends Jiang Zemin (left) and Hu Jintao (right) taken during his previous trips to China. We still remain curious though: Will our mayor Han Zheng get to kiss him at the DPRK pavilion this time round?