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Zhou Yongkang Visited North Korea

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist official and one of the nine-member standing committee of the Politburo, led a Chinese delegation to attend North Korea’s 65th anniversary celebration of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. During his 3-day visit from October 9 to 11, Zhou met with Kim Jong-Il four times. Zhou also “had extensive contacts with the newly elected Workers’ Party leadership.” Zhou also watched a military parade and the evening celebration performance. Kim Jong-Il said that he and the central group leadership would like to visit China often.

[Ed: The newly elected leadership may refer to Kim Jong-Un, Kim Jong-Il’s selected heir].

Source: Xinhua, October 11, 2010