China's Xi gets huge welcome in North Korea
Chinese state media says President Xi Jinping was greeted with a huge arrival ceremony at the start of a two-day state visit to North Korea.
The official Xinhua News Agency says about 10,000 people stood in formation and waved flowers at the airport in Pyongyang.
Xi and his wife were met by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife.
A banner read: "Long Live with Unbreakable Friendship and Unity Formed by Blood".
The two communist nations fought together against the United States, South Korea and their allies in the 1950-53 Korean War. They have had close, though sometimes strained, ties since the war.