** FILE ** In this file photo taken during Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China and released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo May 9, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il smiles during a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in China. North Korea will hold its biggest political meeting in 30 years next week, state media reported Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, as observers watched for signs that the secretive regime's aging leader has chosen his son to succeed him. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

** FILE ** In this file photo taken during Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China and released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo May 9, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il smiles during a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in China. North Korea will hold its biggest political meeting in 30 years next week, state media reported Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, as observers watched for signs that the secretive regime's aging leader has chosen his son to succeed him. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)