Zhou Yongkang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, attends a meeting on security in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese leader has called on all security staff to provide zero-mistake security guarantee for the week-long National Day holiday.
Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, visited a command center in Beijing Thursday afternoon to learn about the overall social security condition across the country.
Zhou Yongkang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, pays regards to security personnel in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
"Festive air can be found in every corner of the country," said Zhou, who was in charge of law enforcement. He attributed the overall stable situation to the police's hard work and expressed his appreciation to them.
He also expressed his gratitude to security volunteers, with the oldest being 75 years old.
"Only by mobilizing the masses can we form a strong fortress for national security and social stability," he said.
On Thursday morning, Zhou visited security staff ahead of the grand celebration marking the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and asked them to do their best to ensure a smooth organization of all activities.
China staged a grand military parade and massive celebration in Tian'anmen Square at the heart of Beijing Thursday to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the PRC.
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