Otto Warmbier, a 22 year old US student who was traveling to North Korea with a Chinese tourist service, was returned to the US after 18 months imprisonment. The North Korean government charged him with theft of a Kim Jong Il poster. Warmbier was in a coma during his return to the US and died five days later. An MRI revealed he had suffered extensive loss of brain tissue. There were no visible physical marks on his body. North Korea claims he fell into a coma due to botulism. A claim completely refuted by American doctors who inspected and treated Warmbier. U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release Otto Warmbier - Wikipedia This appears to be a clear killing of a US citizen at the hands of the North Korean government. Where does the US / North Korea relationship go from here? What about China?