PYONGYANG, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official on Sunday morning observed the grand military parade of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held to celebrate the 65th birthday of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, arrived here Saturday morning for a three-day official visit.
Zhou was invited to watch the grand parade on the rostrum of Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square together with top leader Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the WPK and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Before the parade, Kim and some other DPRK party and state leaders shook hands with Zhou and had a friendly exchange with him. At the end of the parade, Kim and Zhou waved to the crowds.