Saturday, April 04, 2020

Kim Il Sung and Self-supporting Economy


As is well known, countries liberated from colonial rule after the Second World War followed the road of relying on big and developed countries for their “aid” or copying their economic models.
But the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aspired after the construction of a self-supporting economy from the first days of nation building.
All that left after Korea’s liberation (August 1945) were only a backward economy damaged by Japan on its defeat in the war and empty national coffers, but the Korean people built a new country by their own efforts. They started building a self-supporting economy on the debris after the Korean War (1950-1953).
At that time, Kim Il Sung presented two principles as important tasks for economic construction. One was that the country can never escape the fate of being “indebted” if it depended on aid from others without accumulating its own assets, and accordingly it must build its economy by its own efforts. The other was that as long as the Korean people were determined to live independently, the pressure and blockade by the dominationists were inevitable, and accordingly they must have a strong material and economic strength with which to overcome the pressure and blockade.
Proceeding from these principles, Kim Il Sung put forward the basic line of socialist economic construction–developing heavy industry on a priority basis and simultaneously developing light industry and agriculture.
The hostile forces tried to check economic construction of the DPRK by means of political and military threat and double and treble blockades and sanctions; the great-power chauvinists, slandering its line of independent economic construction, tried to shackle it to Comecon, claiming for “socialist international division of labour.”
But no one could ever change his decision.
His country achieved socialist industrialization in 14 years, and built an advanced rural economy.
This shows that the DPRK’s self-supporting economy was built not with the help of propositions in any classic works but on the basis of Kim Il Sung’s ideas and plans, not by copying the experiences of others but in its own style in compliance with requirements of its revolution and opinions of its people, and not by relying on the strength and technology of any powers but on the strength of its own efforts and technology.
Once recalling those days in deep emotion, President Kim Il Sung said: If we had not built our own self-supporting national economy but lived on aid from other countries, we would not have achieved industrialization, and would now be begging big countries for aid.
Expanding the economic structure in a many-sided way, building its own solid raw material bases, equipping all the sectors of the economy with modern technology and bringing up its own native technological cadres–these are the main contents of the DPRK’s line of building a self-supporting national economy.
The present foundations of the DPRK’s economy are great. The raw materials and fuels of the metal industry, a buttress of the economy, are all based on the domestic natural resources. The high-level machine-building industry, which produces CNC machines, is also based on the country’s own technology. The same is true of the chemical, building-materials and light industries and agriculture. All the sectors of the national economy are based on domestic resources and technology. As the reality shows, the foundations of the national economy are solid and the economy’s modernized, scientific and information levels are rising day after day. On the basis of this, it is achieving a high rate of growth.
In 1994, the last year of his life, President Kim Il Sung met former US President Carter, and said: We are not afraid of sanctions; we have so far lived under sanctions; not even a day passed for us out of sanctions; however, we have lived on without much trouble up to now; never expect that we cannot manage to exist if we are put under more sanctions.
This demonstrates his self-confidence based on his experience of building a powerful self-supporting economy throughout his life.
Today the self-supporting national economy built by President Kim Il Sung serves as a precious asset in smashing straight through the vicious blockade and sanctions by hostile forces on the strength of self-reliance.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stand-off Between Self-reliance and Sanctions


In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea was held amid the great interest of the world.
At this meeting, Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, said that the DPRK-US stand-off which has lasted from one century into the next has now boiled down to a clear stand-off between self-reliance and sanctions.
The summit meeting and talks between the DPRK and the US were held on three occasions and June 12 Joint Statement was adopted at the Singapore Summit, aimed at establishing a new relationship between the two countries. However, the present DPRK-US relations are still in deadlock. The US is intensifying comprehensive sanctions and military threat upon its dialogue partner while wasting time away under the signboard of peaceful dialogue and negotiations. The US double-dealing behaviour reveals the true nature of the “peace strategy” of the US style. In a nutshell, the US real intention is to capitalize on the DPRK-US talks, which reflect the aspiration of the DPRK and the world after peace, for achieving its ulterior political and diplomatic purposes for the upcoming presidential election and the stability of state affairs, and completely stifle and crush the country through harsher sanctions.
Under the prevailing situation, Kim Jong Un called the meeting, the main spirit of which is to make a breakthrough head-on in order to defend the sovereignty, right to existence and security of the country and open a pivotal phase. This is why the present DPRK-US relation has turned into a full-scale stand-off between self-reliance and sanctions.
Under the worst-ever sanctions and blockade, the DPRK has accomplished one achievement of self-reliance after another. This fact tells much about the prospect of this acute stand-off.
In the end of last year, the country completed the construction projects of the city of Samjiyon, Yangdok Hot Spring Resort, Jungphyong Vegetable Greenhouse Farm and Tree Nursery and Phalhyang Dam of the Orangchon Power Station. The agricultural sector exceeded the peak-year level even under unfavourable weather conditions. Construction of the Wonsan Kalma coast resort, Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory, Tanchon Power Station and other major projects were pushed ahead, and multiple successes were achieved in all the sectors of the national economy, including the metal, coal-mining, building materials and light industries. All these are a deadly blow to the sanctions-almighty theory.
Since the emergence of the word sanctions in the present world, no other country has been suffering from and overcoming such stubbornly harsh sanctions and blockade as the DPRK has been. The development course of the DPRK aspiring to building a thriving socialist country proves that the country will never yield to the sanctions, and the more intensified the sanctions are, the firmer its people’s spirit of self-reliance and will to build an independent power grow.
Kim Jong Un is making breaches in the chain of sanctions and opening up a pivotal phase of building a powerful state of independence through mass campaigns for increased production and practising economy and by putting the national economy on a Juche-oriented, modern, IT and scientific footing, recycling, and attaching importance to science and technology and talents. His outstanding leadership and the single-hearted unity of the Korean people rallied firmly behind their leader are the source of the strength with which to work miracles in the full-scale stand-off between self-reliance and sanctions.
At the plenary meeting, Kim Jong Un said that the Korean people learned how to live on their own, deal with enemies and difficulties and defend their dignity and rights in the protracted and harsh environment unprecedented in history, and clarified that it is their firm revolutionary faith that they will defend the dignity of their country and defeat imperialism by achieving prosperity by dint of self-reliance and even by tightening their belts.
Upholding the slogan “Let us break through head-on all the barriers to our advance!” set forth by Kim Jong Un, the Korean people will surely achieve final victory by frustrating the sanctions by the hostile forces on the strength of self-reliance.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Report on 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea


Jan. 1, Juche 109 (2020)

The 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was held at the headquarters building of the WPK Central Committee from December 28 to 31, Juche 108 (2019).
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, guided the plenary meeting.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the C.C., WPK and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.
Present as observers were officials of the WPK Central Committee, officials of ministries and national institutions, chairpersons of the provincial people's committees, chairpersons of the provincial rural economy committees, chairpersons of the city and county party committees and officials of major fields and units and the armed forces organs.
Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.
The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:
1. On the orientation of our immediate struggle under the present internal and external situation
2. On an organizational matter
3. On modifying and supplementing the collection of the slogans set forth by the Party Central Committee
4. On celebrating the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK with splendor.
The first agenda was discussed.
Kim Jong Un made a report on the first agenda.
Saying that the period of the past eight months since the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK was a continuity of great intensified struggle and courageous advance, he referred to the fact that the WPK has always established and maintained correct internal and external political lines centered on the urgent demand, rights and interests of our people and the sovereignty and security of the state and has constantly struggled for them.
He noted that the Party Central Committee convened the present plenary meeting for the purport of comprehensively and deeply analyzing and assessing the subjective and objective obstacles and difficulties faced in the course of the great and dynamic advance of our revolution and of taking a decisive measure for further promoting the socialist construction.
Kim Jong Un advanced the revolutionary line on launching an offensive for frontal breakthrough as required by the present situation and the developing revolution.
Noting that our Juche-based might with self-sufficiency and self-reliance as the motive power has been further strengthened in the tense struggle for carrying out the decision of the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK, he referred to the fact that our state and people greatly demonstrated the strong spirit and tremendous potentiality while proudly advancing and leaping in the difficult situation true to the appeal of the Party to open up a great period of surge in the socialist construction under the uplifted banner of self-reliance.
He said that the challenges faced by us for the past several months were harsh and dangerous, which others would not withstand even a single day but give up, but no difficulties can ever stop or delay the rush of our people advancing as an integral whole, undaunted by whatever hardships.
He added that great successes have ceaselessly been made in bolstering up the strength of the state and in increasing defence capabilities.
He noted that the huge and complicated work of developing the ultra-modern weapon system possessed only by the countries with advanced defence science and technology presupposed our own innovative solution in terms of the scientific and technical aspect without anyone's help, and all the research tasks were perfectly carried out by the driving force, i.e. our reliable scientists, designers and workers in the field of the munitions industry.
This means a great victory, and our possession of promising strategic weapon system planned by the Party one by one serves as a great event in developing the armed forces of the Republic and defending and guaranteeing our sovereignty and right to existence, he noted.
He stressed that such a leap in developing the ultra-modern national defence science would make our great military and technical power irreversible, greatly promote the increase of our great national power, raise the power of putting the political situation around us under control and give the enemies the blow of big uneasiness and horror.
In the future, the more the U.S. stalls for time and hesitates in the settlement of the DPRK-U.S. relations, the more helpless it will find itself before the might of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea getting stronger beyond prediction and the deeper it will fall into an impasse, he noted.
He referred to a series of successes achieved in the economic construction.
Analyzing the trend of the prevailing present situation, he said the U.S. real intention is to seek its own political and diplomatic interests while wasting time away under the signboard of dialogue and negotiations and at the same time keep sanctions upon the latter so as to weaken the latter. He stressed that we further hardened our resolution never to barter the security and dignity of the state and the safety of its future for anything else.
He said that the stalemate between the DPRK and the U.S. can not but assume protracted nature as the U.S. is raising demands contrary to the fundamental interests of our state and is adopting brigandish attitude. He added that recently the U.S. is talking about continued dialogue while peddling the issue of the resumption of the dialogue here and there but this is just aimed to pass without trouble the year-end time-limit set by us and stall for the time for evading a lethal attack as it now finds itself in a tight corner, not out of the intention to withdraw the hostile policy toward the DPRK and solve issues through improved relations. On the other hand, the U.S. has openly revealed its provocative political, military and economic maneuvers to completely strangle and stifle the DPRK. This is the double-dealing behavior of the brigandish U.S., he added.
He said that we will never allow the impudent U.S. to abuse the DPRK-U.S. dialogue for meeting its sordid aim but will shift to a shocking actual action to make it pay for the pains sustained by our people so far and for the development so far restrained.
He continued:
It is true that we urgently need external environment favorable for the economic construction but we can never sell our dignity which we have so far defended as valuable as our own life, in hope for brilliant transformation.
The DPRK-U.S. stand-off which has lasted century after century has now been compressed to clear stand-off between self-reliance and sanctions.
If there were not the nuclear issue, the U.S. would find fault with us under other issue, and the U.S. military and political threats would not end.
The present situation warning of long confrontation with the U.S. urgently requires us to make it a fait accompli that we have to live under the sanctions by the hostile forces in the future, too, and to strengthen the internal power from all aspects.
He said there are not a few problems that need to be set right in state management, economy and other fields from the viewpoint of strengthening our might.
He analyzed the present situation including state management and economic performance which are insufficient for pulling and spurring the great cause of self-reliance and self-development and which fail to bring about a bold renovation but stay stagnant.
The victory of the revolution is inevitable but it is not achieved without any difficulties and hardships, he said, and continues:
If we do not put spur to the struggle for bolstering the power for self-development while waiting for the lift of sanctions, the enemies' reactionary offensive will get fiercer to check our advance.
The more we bolster our own strength and create valuable wealth on the strength of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, the deeper the enemies will be driven into greater agony and the earlier the day of the victory of socialism will come.
All the Party organizations and officials have to shoulder upon themselves the important duties entrusted to them by the times and turn out in the offensive for frontal breakthrough to foil the enemies' sanctions and blockade by dint of self-reliance.
"Let Us Break through Head-on All the Barriers to Our Advance!" - this is the fighting slogan the entire Party and all the people should put up today.
The key front in the offensive for frontal breakthrough today is economic front, he said, setting forth it as an immediate task for the economic field at present to rearrange the economic foundation of the country and fully tap all the possible production potential and to fully meet the demand needed for the economic development and people's life.
He advanced important tasks for putting in order the economic work system and order.
He set forth the fundamental ways for strengthening the Cabinet responsibility system, Cabinet center system as the Cabinet is the nucleus of the state economic work system.
He advanced crucial issues in finding out the correct way for improving the planning to meet the actual requirements, keeping the overall balance between production and supply and decisively raising the confidence of the national economic plan.
Emphasizing that the Cabinet work is precisely the work of the Party Central Committee and the execution of the decision of the Party Central Committee is the Cabinet work, he made an anatomical analysis of the serious issues that need urgent solution in strengthening the state unified guidance and management of the economic work after the plenary meeting.
After setting forth the innovative measures and detailed plans for adjusting the overall state machinery to spur the economic development and to enhance the role of officials, he specified realistic ways for pushing forward the improvement of economic management based on them.
He specified the orientation of solving crucial issues for economic growth which should be pushed forward by the whole Party and state.
He set forth tasks faced by the major industrial sectors of the national economy.
He made the overall analysis of the evil practices and stagnation found in metal, chemical, power, coal, machine and building materials industrial fields, railway transport and light industrial field, and set forth one by one scientific and substantial measures to bring about a giant stride forward in the economic work.
He said that we have to correctly set up index-wise plans of ten long-term goals through scientific calculation to develop the country's economy on a stable and long-term basis and consolidate one by one the economic foundation of the country through the struggle to carry them out.
He stressed the need to drastically increase the agricultural production.
He called for improving science, education and public health.
The inexhaustible strategic asset which we should rely on today is science and technology, he said, stressing that science and technology should become the light that brightens the way ahead and pioneer the development at a time like now when there are manifold hardships in the economic work.
He set forth the tasks and ways for fundamentally improving the education of the country as required by the era of the revolution in education.
Kim Jong Un set forth the important matters arising in the work for our socialist public health system, best in the world, provided by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il to preserve its original character and intensify the material and technological foundation of public health and train all the medical workers as loyal health workers of the WPK with great human love and high medical qualifications.
He called for dynamically conducting the movement for increased production, ensuring economy and raising quality and protecting ecological environment and taking thorough-going measures for preventing natural disasters.
He called for guaranteeing the offensive for frontal breakthrough politically, diplomatically and militarily.
There have to be powerful political, diplomatic and military guarantee for sure victory in the offensive for frontal breakthrough to brave unprecedented harsh challenge and difficulties, he said, and advanced the policy for strengthening the diplomatic front under the prevailing situation.
With comprehensive and deep analysis of the stern situation created on the Korean peninsula and complicated structure of the current international relations, he set forth important tasks of taking offensive measures to reliably ensure the sovereignty and security of our state.
He said that the U.S. labeled our state as its enemy, "axis of evil" and "target of its preemptive nuclear strike" and applied the most brutal and inhuman sanctions against and posed the persistent nuclear threat to the latter over the past seven decades, and the current situation on the Korean peninsula is getting more dangerous and reaching serious phase, owing to the former's hostile policy towards the latter.
In the past two years alone when the DPRK took preemptive and crucial measures of halting its nuclear test and ICBM test-fire and shutting down the nuclear-test ground for building confidence between the DPRK and the U.S., the U.S., far from responding to the former with appropriate measures, conducted tens of big and small joint military drills which its president personally promised to stop and threatened the former militarily through the shipment of ultra-modern warfare equipment into south Korea, he said. The U.S. also took more than ten independent sanctions measures only to show before the world once again that it remained unchanged in its ambition to stifle the former, he said.
He stressed that under such condition, there is no ground for us to get unilaterally bound to the commitment any longer, the commitment to which there is no opposite party, and this is chilling our efforts for worldwide nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Saying that the prevailing situation goes to prove that the road of defending ourselves by bolstering up our power sufficiently enough to keep the hostile forces at bay so that they would not dare provoke our sovereignty and security as already clarified by us is the one to be covered by us without any halt and hesitation, he clarified the policy of the WPK towards the U.S.
Noting that it is the WPK's firm goal of building national defence to possess the matchless military muscle and steadily bolster it, he stressed that it is the core design in building defence power and firm will of the WPK to make any force dare not to use its armed force against us.
Saying that we should more actively push forward the project for developing strategic weapons, he confirmed that the world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future, declaring that we cannot give up the security of our future just for the visible economic results and happiness and comfort in reality now that hostile acts and nuclear threat against us are increasing and nothing has changed between the days when we maintained the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force and now when we struggle to direct our efforts to the economic construction owing to the U.S. gangster-like acts.
He solemnly declared that there is no need to hesitate with any expectation of the U.S. lift of sanctions even now that we had close look into the real intention of the U.S., adding if the U.S. persists in its hostile policy towards the DPRK, there will never be the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula and the DPRK will steadily develop necessary and prerequisite strategic weapons for the security of the state until the U.S. rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK and lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism is built.
He said that we will reliably put on constant alert the powerful nuclear deterrent capable of containing the nuclear threats from the U.S. and guaranteeing our long-term security, noting that the scope and depth of bolstering our deterrent will be properly coordinated depending on the U.S. future attitude to the DPRK.
He noted that our development of absolute weapons possessed by big powers is the great success but the big contingent of promising talents of science and technology in this course is more valuable result dear to the WPK.
He said that the field of scientific researches for national defence and the field of munitions industry should implement the WPK's line of building national defence with loyalty and perfectly under the uplifted slogan of Higher and Faster in order to attain the already-set stage goals while maintaining the principle of self-reliance and Juche from A to Z.
He called on the officials and scientists in the field of munitions industry to strive hard for the sacred activities for bolstering up national defence capabilities in every way with invariable loyalty to the Party and revolution in the spirit and mettle with which they developed the nuclear war deterrent through three-year arduous struggle.
He tabled the issues of conducting an intensive party-wide, nationwide and society-wide struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist deeds and strengthening the work of the working people's organizations and tightening the moral discipline throughout society.
He mentioned about the need to strengthen the Party, the General Staff of the revolution, and markedly raise its leadership role.
He proposed principled matters and practical measures for further strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically and heightening the role of cadres as required by the era and the developing revolution.
Saying that our revolution is dynamically advancing but the hostile forces' challenge to it gets more persistent, and current difficulties are never easy to deal with, he stressed that the WPK decided to wage another arduous and prolonged struggle in order to win the final victory of the revolution and make our great people lead a good life.
Saying that whether we will emerge victorious or not at the crossroads of the destiny of socialism only depends on the united might of the Party and its guiding role, he stressed that the WPK will firmly keep standing to steadily deal serious strikes at the U.S. and its followers and always share joy and sorrow with our people.
Saying that our people learned a way of self-sustenance, way of defeating enemy and overcoming difficulties and way of defending their dignity and right in the prolonged and harsh environment unknown by history, he clarified that it is our firm revolutionary faith to defend the country's dignity and defeat imperialism through self-prosperity even though we tighten our belts.
Confirming that if we continue to make a dynamic struggle with the indomitable revolutionary faith, ardent patriotism and indefatigable struggle spirit, we will overcome every difficulty and greet the day of fresh victory when the song "We Are the Happiest in the World" becomes the real life of the whole people, he ardently appealed to all to break through head-on the grave difficulty faced in the revolution, and dynamically open a road of advance of victory to become a pioneer and standard-bearer in the current glorious struggle for realizing the aspiration and ideal of building a powerful socialist country.
Then, written speeches on the first agenda were presented at the plenary meeting.
The speakers fully supported and approved of the WPK Chairman's outstanding idea and strategy of making frontal breakthrough and the programme for their materialization that call for accomplishing earlier the great cause of self-prosperity despite all challenges and difficulties in the way of advance in the socialist construction.
They made solemn pledges before the plenary meeting to uphold with proud practices the idea and intention of frontal breakthrough set forth by the Party Central Committee.
The plenary meeting had an in-depth and positive study and discussion of a draft resolution on the first agenda and adopted it with unanimous approval.
The resolution carries the following decisions:
First, we will rearrange the economic foundation of the country and enlist all possible production potentiality to fully meet the demand for economic development and people's living.
Second, we will attach importance to science and technology and improve the education and healthcare representing the image of the socialist system.
Third, we will protect the ecological environment and set up the national crisis control system against natural disasters.
Fourth, we will guarantee the victory in the offensive for frontal breakthrough through powerful political, diplomatic and military offensive.
Fifth, we will intensify the struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist deeds and tighten moral discipline, and the working people's organizations will scrupulously carry out the ideological education.
Sixth, we will strengthen the Party, the General Staff of the revolution, and radically enhance its leadership role.
Seventh, officials, leading members of the revolution, will make strenuous efforts to fulfill their responsibility and duty before the Party, the revolution and the people in the offensive for frontal breakthrough to overcome difficulties in the advance of the socialist construction.
Eighth, Party organizations and political organs at all levels will meticulously conduct the organizational and political work to implement the resolution, and relevant organs like the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet take practical measures for thoroughly carrying out the tasks set forth in the resolution.
Concluding the plenary meeting, Kim Jong Un mentioned the significance and importance of the plenary meeting in making frontal breakthrough under the prevailing situation and bringing about a new surge in our revolution.
He clarified that the basic idea, the basic spirit of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK is to conduct the offensive for frontal breakthrough, not to wait for the situation to turn better.
In other words, we should never dream that the U.S. and the hostile forces would leave us alone to live in peace, but we should make frontal breakthrough with the might of self-reliance to tide over the difficulties lying in the way of advancing the socialist construction, he said.
He said that we should not look for the way of getting ourselves adapted to the objective elements to be controlled by them in the current struggle, but should make a frontal breakthrough to put the objective elements under our control.

Third-Day Session of 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK Held


The third-day session of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was held on December 30.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, continued his report. In his report, Kim Jong Un raised the principled issues arising in strengthening the Party and enhancing the role of cadres.
He referred to the tasks and ways in detail for further consolidating the Party organizationally and ideologically as required by the developing revolution, remarkably fostering its leadership ability as the General Staff of the revolution and developing the party into a militant party full of vitality and vigour.
He stressed the need for officials to unconditionally and thoroughly carry out the idea of the Party's guidance and make selfless, devoted efforts for the people.
He made a comprehensive report on the work of the Central Committee of the WPK, state building, economic development and building of the armed forces for seven hours at the plenary meeting.
He in his historic report comprehensively raised the issues arising in the overall Party and state works and clarified the orientation and ways to resolve them. They included the issue of straightening the economic work system and order, the task of major industrial sectors of the national economy and the issues of decisively increasing the agricultural production, promoting science, education and public health, dynamically conducting the campaign for increased production, economy and quality improvement, taking strict measures for protecting ecological environment and preventing natural disasters, preparing positive and offensive political, diplomatic and military countermeasures for firmly preserving the sovereignty and security of the country, intensifying the combat against anti-socialist and no socialist acts, boosting the work of working people's organizations, establishing moral discipline throughout the society, strengthening the Party and steadily raising its leadership ability and enhancing the role of cadres.
Noting that the Workers' Party of Korea has determined another arduous and protracted struggle for the final victory of the revolution and well being of our great people, he concluded his report with calls for dynamically opening the road of victorious advance towards the materialization of the ambition and ideal to build a powerful socialist nation.
The plenary meeting entered into the study of the draft resolution of relevant agenda as well as an important document to be discussed as next agenda. The plenary meeting continues.

Second-Day Session of 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK Held


The second-day session of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea continued on Dec. 29.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, continued his report on the work of the Party Central Committee and the overall state affairs. He comprehensively and anatomically analyzed the problems arising in the overall state building including the state management and economic construction in the present time.
He put forward in detail the orientation of the struggle for bringing about a decisive turn in the development of the country's economy and people's standard of living as required by the Korean revolution and the building of a powerful socialist country and its practical ways.
He stressed the need to reasonably straighten the country's economic work system and order and establish a strong discipline and presented the tasks for urgently correcting the grave situation of the major industrial sectors of the national economy.
He underscored the importance to take practical measures for further strengthening the independent economy of the country. Referring to the necessity to decisively increase the agricultural production, he put forward the important issues for bringing about a new turn in all sectors of agriculture.
He indicated tasks and ways for improving science, education and public health including the issue of strengthening the political guidance over the scientific research and the issue of cementing the material and technical foundations in the sectors of education and public health.
He called for dynamically waging the campaign for increased production and economy and better quality and taking thorough measures for protecting ecological environment and preventing natural disasters.
Emphasizing the need to take positive and offensive measures for fully ensuring the sovereignty and security of the country as required by the present situation, he indicated the duties of the fields of foreign affairs, munitions industry and armed forces of the DPRK.
He stressed again the issues of intensively struggling against antisocialism and non-socialism, strengthening the work of the working people's organizations and tightening the moral discipline throughout society. The plenary meeting goes on.

First-Day Session of 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK Held


The 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was convened here on Saturday, according to a decision of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, guided the plenary meeting.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the C.C., WPK and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.
Present as observers were officials of the WPK Central Committee, officials of ministries and national institutions, chairpersons of the provincial people's committees, chairpersons of the provincial rural economy committees, chairpersons of the city and county party committees and officials of major fields and units and the armed forces organs.
The WPK convened the plenary meeting in order to overcome the manifold and harsh trials and difficulties and further accelerate the development of the revolution with transparent anti-imperialist independent stand and firm will and to discuss important matters arising in the party building and activities and in the building of the state and national defence.
Kim Jong Un appeared in the venue of the meeting to guide it. Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon the authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.
The immediate orientation of the struggle of the WPK and the state and important policy issues for new victory in our revolution under the present situation were brought up as agendas of the plenary meeting.
Kim Jong Un started to make a report on the work of the Central Committee of the WPK and the overall state affairs. The plenary meeting goes on.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ADHERENTS OF JUCHE IDEA ALL OVER THE WORLD

ON BEHALF OF ADHERENTS OF JUCHE IDEA IN NIGERIA, I WISH JUCHE ADHERENTS AND LOVERS OF PEACE THE WORLD OVER HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. IN 2020, WE MUST BE MORE  PREPARED THAN EVER BEFORE TO DEFEND OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND THE DIGNITY OF MANKIND FROM THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN KEEPING OTHERS IN PERPETUAL SERVITUDE.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

First Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK Choe Son Hui Issues Statement


Choe Son Hui, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK released the following statement on Thursday: The phrase “use of military force” against the DPRK which emerged during the NATO summit a few days ago has created great splash worldwide, arousing concerns.
What makes us feel even worse is that the figurative style was daringly used at random with no courtesy when referring to the supreme dignity of the DPRK.
This has prompted the waves of hatred of our people against the U.S. and the Americans and they are getting higher and higher.
As reported, the Korean People’s Army immediately clarified its strong stand on it. We, Foreign Ministry, too, cannot repress displeasure over the utterances made by President Trump inappropriately at the most sensitive time.
It would be fortunate if the utterances on the use of military force and the title of figurative style made by President Trump were a careless verbal lapse, but matter becomes different if they were a planned provocation that deliberately targeted us.
If this is meant to make expressions, reminiscent of those days just two years ago when a war of words was fought across the ocean, surface again on purpose, it will be a very dangerous challenge.
We will watch whether the phrase i.e. use of military force and title of figurative style emerge again. If, if such phrases emerge once again and they are once again confirmed to be a calculated provocation of the U.S. against us, we will also start harsh language against the U.S. to counter it.
If any language and expressions stoking the atmosphere of confrontation are used once again on purpose at a crucial moment as now, that really must be diagnosed as the relapse of the dotage of a dotard.
The Chairman of our State Affairs Commission has not yet made any statement toward President Trump.

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister for U.S. Affairs Issues Statement


Ri Thae Song, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK in charge of the U.S. Affairs, released the following statement on Tuesday: Drawing nearer is the year-end time limit the DPRK set for the U.S. Yet, the U.S. is keen on earning time for its own sake, talking about the “sustained and substantial dialogue”, far from acting in response to the advance measures taken by the DPRK.
The dialogue touted by the U.S. is, in essence, nothing but a foolish trick hatched to keep the DPRK bound to dialogue and use it in favor of the political situation and election in the U.S. The DPRK has heard more than enough the dialogue rhetoric mouthed by the U.S. whenever it is driven into a tight corner. So, no one will lend an ear to the U.S. any longer.
The DPRK has done everything transparently and openly so far. It feels no need to hide what it will do from now on, and therefore, reminds the U.S. once again that the year-end time limit comes nearer.
The DPRK has done its utmost with maximum perseverance not to backtrack from the important steps it has taken on its own initiative. What is left to be done now is the U.S. option and it is entirely up to the U.S. what Christmas gift it will select to get.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Looks Round Revolutionary Battle Sites in Mt Paektu Area


Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, looked round the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu.
Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.
Also accompanying him were Army General Pak Jong Chon, chief of the KPA General Staff, commanders of the services and corps commanders of the KPA and senior officials of the WPK Central Committee.
It is of remarkable historic significance that Kim Jong Un, the great leader of our revolution who opens up the period of a great leap for the development of the revolution, personally left the sacred trace in the revolutionary battle sites in Mt Paektu area, the source of the lifeline of the revolution and inexhaustible patriotism, through knee-high virgin snow.
Kim Jong Un acquainted himself with the preservation and management of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu and the real state of study tour and indicated the historic importance of education in the revolutionary traditions and ways for intensifying it on the higher level, while making the rounds of the revolutionary battle sites, revolutionary sites and lodging quarters for visitors in Samjiyon County, Mupho Bivouac and the Taehongdan Revolutionary Battle Site while recalling the sacred footprints President Kim Il Sung left in the battle sites on Mt Paektu and the noble soul of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners.
Riding a steed across the vast area of Mt Paektu together with the commanding officers who accompanied him, he recollected the bloody history of the guerrillas who recorded dignity on the first page of the history of the Korean revolution by shedding their blood in the vast plain of Mt Paektu.
Saying that Samjiyon County has been remodeled as the native one of the revolution and as the hub for practical experience and an immense edifice for the education in revolutionary traditions, he noted that this is a manifestation of a rock-firm faith and immutable will of the Korean people to carry forward the glorious revolutionary traditions, the immortal foundation of the revolution, as the eternal lifeline, add everlasting luster to it and thoroughly implement the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered on Paektu.
He said that we should ensure that the Party members, working people, service personnel and youth and students of the new generation have a proper understanding of the revolutionary traditions of Paektu that they are the one and only traditions of the Korean revolution which were created along with the start of the Korean revolution and have been ceaselessly developed in every harsh period of the revolution.
He continued that we should let them enshrine a proper viewpoint and attitude to the revolutionary traditions of Paektu that they have displayed undying vitality in the struggle of all stages and all forms of the Korean revolution, and helped demonstrate the country's dignity and honor before the world.
Now that the rising generations emerge as the main force, new issues arise from the global political structure and social and class relations, and the imperialists and class enemies make a more frantic attempt to undermine the ideological, revolutionary and class positions of our Party, we should always live and work in the offensive spirit of Paektu, he pointed out.
He stated that to firmly arm oneself with the great idea and spirit which run through the revolutionary traditions of Paektu is an important and vital issue of giving continuity to the generation of revolution.
He remarked that it is an important goal and policy constantly maintained by the Party in training reserves for the revolution to make the new generations, who make up the main force of the Korean revolution at present, have the same ideological and spiritual qualities and fighting traits as those of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, adding that's why the Party made sure that the slogan "Let us produce, study and live like the anti-Japanese guerrillas!" are held aloft.
Saying with deep emotion that he felt a lot while making the rounds of the revolutionary battle sites again and that there would be no one on a par with President Kim Il Sung, who waged long bloody battles making his way through virgin snow for the sake of national liberation and the people's freedom and happiness, he noted that the President's immortal revolutionary exploits will go down through generations along with the unchangeable, imposing figure of Paektu.
He reverently pictured the feelings of the President who must have surmounted lots of difficulties with a strong will dreaming of today's powerful socialist homeland, he said, stressing that he hardened his resolution to defend the gains of the revolution and take the one road only down through generations, and that he felt encouraged though higher responsibility sits on his shoulders.
Saying that the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il pervades all the revolutionary battle sites and revolutionary sites in the Mt Paektu area, Kim Jong Un added that it is necessary to receive lots of education through the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in order to learn about the idea of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the revolutionary idea and the indefatigable revolutionary spirit of our Party.
It is particularly important for the commanding officials of the revolution to attend "Paektusan University" through the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in Mt Paektu in order to thoroughly prepare themselves to be sound and competent political activists who took after the great leaders, he emphasized.
It is the consistent determination and will of our Party to defend and carry forward for eternity the glorious revolutionary traditions which took roots in Mt Paektu and thus tide over the ordeals of the revolution and carve out the new road in the indomitable attack idea based on the great traditions, he said, setting out ways to conduct education in the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu among all the Party members and other working people and thoroughly embody them in all fabrics of social life.
He called for organizing the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in winter, too, and stressed that it is the requirement of our Party that the study tour is not just carried out as a sight tour or sight-seeing in a formalistic way, but is done in a substantial way to help the participants directly experience how harsh the ordeals and trials underwent by the anti-Japanese guerrillas were.
He underscored the need to arouse once again the strong wind of arming with the revolutionary spirit through the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in Mt Paektu area in the entire Party.
He called for taking measures to thoroughly reject and overcome such things as approaching the issue related to the study tour of revolutionary battle sites and the revolutionary sites as a business-like issue or a thing over which one can bargain, as defaulting on it under the excuses of conditions, as approaching the issue of education in the revolutionary traditions in a chronic way and as trying to substitute the reading session of the reminiscences of anti-Japanese guerrillas for it.
He stressed the need for all the Party organizations to analyze and sum up in an overall way the education in the revolutionary traditions conducted in recent years and take strong substantial measures to do this important work in a consistent and intensive way.
He said that the reason he spared his time to look round the revolutionary battle sites this time was to establish the social atmosphere of further strengthening the education in the revolutionary traditions.
He continued that this is aimed to instill the indefatigable revolutionary spirit of Mt Paektu into the Party members and other working people, soldiers of the KPA and youths and students in line with the present situation and environment of our revolution in which the entire Party and the whole army and all the people have turned out in the drive for building a powerful socialist country with the indomitable mental power of self-reliance by regarding the line for self-prosperity advanced by our Party as their lifeline despite the unprecedented blockade and pressure imposed by the imperialists, and also in line with the needs to get prepared for the harshness and protracted character of our revolution.
He stressed once again the need to defend and embody in all fields the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu, the encyclopedia of our revolution and treasure of eternal value for the Korean nation.
After looking round the revolutionary battle sites, he once again ascended Mt Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution.