Kim Jong Il has visited China four times since 2000, each time by train and each time under hush-hush circumstances. This week was his latest trip, lasting from May 3 to May 7th.
The following is a list of participants at a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, May 5th as reported by the Chinese media on Friday.
China: -- Hu Jintao, president -- Xi Jinping, vice president -- Dai Bingguo, state councilor -- Wang Jiarui, head of the Communist Party's International Department -- Ling Jihua, director of the General Office of the party's Central Committee -- Yang Jiechi, foreign minister -- Liu Hongcai, ambassador to North Korea
North Korea: -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea -- Kang Sok Ju, first vice foreign minister -- Kim Yang Gon, director of the party's United Front Department -- Kim Yong Il, director of the party's International Department.