It is called "China-DPRK Friendship Year." Anyone interested in signing up? The celebratory year coincides with the 60 year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Premier Wen Jiabao, who is more frequently seen on this website shaking hands with leaders in Latin America, explained the incredible importance of China's relationship with North Korea. He also emphasized China has not forgotten that North Korea was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with China.
The point... The Chinese don't easily forget, even if you grow into a country that is the demigod of the international community and really offers little economic benefit of continuing to support.
So listen world leaders! Be nice to China, and just maybe you too can party for one full year with China.