|Zhou Yongkang (C, front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits local villagers in Mandiu Village of Jinghong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Oct. 27, 2012. Zhou made an inspection tour in Yunnan from Oct. 27 to 29. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)|
KUNMING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official has called for improvements to people's livelihoods, ethnic unity and frontier security in southwest China's Yunnan Province, a region bordering Myanmar.
Zhou Yongkang, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said during an inspection tour of Yunnan between Oct. 27 and 29 that public security bureaus should strengthen border inspection and crack down hard on drug smuggling and terrorism.
Zhou's visit came just over a month after a Myanmar drug runner and five of his gang members stood trial for the murders of 13 sailors on the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle Region on Oct. 5, 2011. Naw Kham, the principal suspect, pleaded guilty to murder in a local court in Yunnan. The verdict has yet to be announced.
While visiting the public security bureau in Yunnan's Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, which investigated the murder case, Zhou extended his gratitude to the bureau's contributions to seizing the suspects.
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