Two days after the Soviet Union announced it would participate in the Seoul Olympics, China has also decided to attend the Games, a pro-Beijing newspaper reported.
The Chinese Olympic Committee has reportedly sent a two-sentence letter to the International Olympic Committee informing it of the decision, according to the Chinese-language Ta Kung Pao.
Cuba, another ally of North Korea, faces a dilemma because, although the Soviets have decided to attend, North Korea has indicated it will boycott the Olympics unless it is a co-host of the Games.
Cuba will announce its decision Sunday, a Cuban sports official said.
President Fidel Castro said in his last public statement on the issue last June: "If the Olympic Games are not shared between the two Koreas, we will not participate."