Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Newly Built Wisong Scientists Residential District
Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District.
The residential district consists of multi-storeyed apartment houses of 24 blocks, schools, hospital, nursery, kindergarten, public buildings including various welfare service facilities and parks.
After being briefed on the district before a map showing its bird's-eye view, he overlooked it.
Watching the exterior of the apartment houses and public buildings nicely decorated with diverse color tiles, he was very pleased to see them. He said they looked very attractive, presenting fantastic scenery.
He learned in detail about the construction of the district, looking round various places of the district including apartment houses, primary school, junior secondary school, pharmacy, polyclinic, the Wisong Health Complex and solar heated greenhouse.
He noted that not only the flats looked cozy and convenient for settlers but they are fitted with complete sets of quality furniture and fixtures, adding that scientists would not need to bring in anything for living if all flats would have color TV sets, quilts and household articles provided by the party.
On the same day he also visited the newly built Natural Energy Institute of the State Academy of Sciences.
Going round various places of the institute, he praised the builders for constructing it qualitatively as intended by the party.
He, in the name of the Central Committee of the WPK, extended thanks to the service personnel and builders who completed the residential district at the best level within the period the party promised to scientists.
He said that the construction of the Wisong Scientists Residential District was not aimed to demonstrate the architecture of the country but to enable scientists to put their hearts and soul into scientific researches without any inconvenience.
He said: "Our scientists are patriots who are devoting all their lives to building a rich and powerful nation, convinced that though there is no frontier in science, they have a socialist motherland and are under the care of the mother party. There is nothing to spare for them. It is necessary to project and treat scientists preferentially and always take care of them."
He proposed building more apartment houses and public buildings like the Wisong Scientists Residential District in the Unjong science area to turn it into a world-class science city. And he took necessary steps with loving care.
Expressing expectation and belief that all the scientists and officials of the State Academy of Sciences would make a positive contribution to the cause of building a rich and powerful nation by registering signal scientific and technological successes with a high ideal and beautiful dream, he had a photo session with the scientists who will move into the new apartment houses in front of the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at the academy.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Choe Thae Bok, Choe Ryong Hae, Han Kwang Sang and Kim Jong Gwan.
Obama Administration Assailed for Preventing Work to Unearth Remains of GIs
Pyongyang, October 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army issued the following statement on Oct. 13:
It was the U.S. that suspended the unearthing of the remains of GIs which had been under way in the territory of the DPRK as part of the extremely hostile policy towards it, but the U.S. Department of Defense recently resorted to the base move to shift the responsibility for it on to the DPRK.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, addressing a ceremony of commemorating "the day of POWs and missing persons in action" on Sept. 19, asserted that it was the U.S. stand not to forget those missing GIs in action but find out them to the last one and make sure that they were handed to their families, while claiming that the DPRK was to blame for the failure to resume the unearthing of the remains of GIs in its territory. He talked such rubbish that this problem depends on the implementation of the resolution of the UN Security Council.
Earlier, the U.S. Department of Defense in its statement shamelessly passed the buck for the suspension of the unearthing to the DPRK by claiming as follows: Remains of 229 GIs had been unearthed in north Korea for nearly a decade since 1996 but the work of a U.S. group to unearth those remains was suspended due to the "threat to the security" of the group in 2005. It was agreed in October 2011 to resume the work, but the agreement could not be implemented because of the March 2012 ballistic missile launch and nuclear test by the DPRK and various other "threats of provocations" and "the U.S. will maintain its present stance till north Korea shows its will and action to implement the resolution of the UNSC".
According to the statement, the above-said work seemed to start and come to suspension at the request of the DPRK.
As a matter of fact, the work started at the repeated and earnest requests of the U.S. administration keen to finally settle the issue of the missing GIs killed in the Korean War and the Korean War veterans organization and the bereaved families.
In consideration of the bitter grudge of the Korean people against the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces who inflicted untold misfortune and sufferings upon them at that time and their resolution to take revenge upon them, it was something unimaginable even in a dream for the DPRK to unearth the remains of hateful aggressor troops and hand them to their families.
It was impermissible for soldiers of the hostile country to tour territories of the DPRK under the situation where the political and military tension between the DPRK and the U.S. reached an extreme phase.
But the army and people of the DPRK, prompted by their viewpoint on the future, not on the inglorious past, made a broadminded and courageous decision to make sure that the unearthing kicked off in consideration of the earnest desire of the bereaved families to see even remains of their kith and kin who died in the Korean war and get them buried in their native places and the fact that the above-said work is a humanitarian one.
That's why the joint unearthing of the remains of GIs had been under way without any serious deviation for the nearly ten years since 1996 thanks to the unprecedented humanitarian magnanimity on the part of the DPRK even under the situation where the U.S. hostile moves against the DPRK persisted.
As regards this, once the authorities including former American presidents, bereaved families and broad public organizations expressed deep thanks to the DPRK.
The said work was suspended not due to the DPRK but due to the U.S. brigandish and unilateral attitude of terming its satellite launch for peaceful purposes "a provocation."
Consequently, remains of at least 7 800 GIs reported missing during the past Korean war now look like no better than stones as land rezoning and other gigantic nature-remaking projects made progress in the DPRK.
The situation clearly proves that the words of the authorities concerned of the U.S. that it is the firm stand of the U.S. to negotiate with the DPRK so that the American soldiers who died in overseas battle sites were brought back to the last one and the humanitarian work is a matter different from politics were nothing but a lie and hypocrisy.
It is long since the organization for surveying and unearthing remains operating in the DPRK was disbanded due to the unilateral measure of suspending the work, pursuant to the U.S. administration's unreasonable hostile policy towards the DPRK
Lots of remains of GIs are left here and there uncared and carried away en masse due to construction projects of hydro-power stations, land rezoning and other gigantic nature-remaking projects, flood damage, etc. These undesirable consequences are the reality today.
History will curse and condemn the American administration for its unethical acts of unreasonably scuttling even such humanitarian work as unearthing of remains of GIs agreed by the DPRK and the U.S. owing to its brigandish hostile policy towards the former.
The Obama administration should not forget even a moment the proverb saying that even a skeleton cries out of yearning for the homeland.
Juche Idea and Kim Jong Il
The Juche idea that was authored by President Kim Il Sung of Korea and is acknowledged worldwide as a guiding ideology for the cause of independence of mankind is unthinkable apart from Kim Jong Il as well.
Declaration of history
Kim Jong Il who was endowed with extraordinary ideological and theoretical wisdom analyzed and reviewed comprehensively the 100-year history of the preceding working-class ideologies for over three years in the latter half of the 1960s. In the course of this he came to the conclusion that the preceding ideologies could not give correct answers to the theoretical and practical problems arising in the present times and that Kim Il Sung’s revolutionary ideology, the Juche idea, could serve as the one and only guiding ideology in the present era of independence.
One day Kim Jong Il said to officials as follows: The only guiding ideology capable of leading mankind to socialism in the present times is the Juche idea created by President Kim Il Sung. It is axiomatic that the preceding ideologies of the working class or other kinds of ideology cannot solve the problems arising in the revolutionary practices of our contemporary era. The time has advanced and the reality changed. So, the world should be remodelled based on the revolutionary ideology of President Kim Il Sung and mankind is sure to achieve the victory of independent cause under the banner of his idea. This is the will of history which cannot be checked by anything.
In the concluding speech delivered at the National Training Course for Party Information Workers on February 19, 1974, Kim Jong Il formulated the revolutionary ideology of President Kim Il Sung as an integral system of idea, theory and method of Juche.
Kim Jong Il solemnly declared that Kim Il Sung’s revolutionary idea, the Juche idea, was the sole guiding ideology for the era of independence, and named this idea after the President, Kimilsungism, for it was a new, original idea which was inconceivable apart from him.
Kim Jong Il made public the treatise On the Juche Idea on March 31, 1982.
His treatise is very profound and massive in contents.
It is composed of five systems.the origin of the Juche idea, the philosophical, socio-historical and guiding principles and the historical significance of the Juche idea. It comprehensively delineates all the problems arising in accomplishing the cause of mankind for independence; it gives a full-scale account of human history and a summing-up of ideological heritage of mankind, defines the main trend of the times, and expounds the fundamental principles of Juche idea, the essential features of man, the man-oriented outlook, viewpoint and attitude to the world, the essence of society, the motive force of history, the essential features of socio-historical movement, the position and role of the leader in the revolutionary movement and the principles of maintaining an independent stand and applying creative methods, while giving priority to ideology in carrying out the revolution and construction.
No sooner had the treatise been made public than it created a world-wide sensation. It was carried in more than 10 million copies of publications in over 90 countries in less than a year and printed in book form in 144 countries.
Prominent figures of the world were unsparing with their praise, saying that it was a “new Communist Manifesto” and the “philosophy textbook providing an intelligent solution for human emancipation for the first time.”
Encyclopaedia of revolution and construction
Kim Jong Il developed in depth the Juche idea without letup through his energetic ideological and theoretical activities.
His ideological and theoretical activities covered extremely wide range. His works embrace all the fields and sectors of social life, including economic management, the work of the working people’s organizations, political economy, law, history, linguistics, education, public health, sports, construction, literature and art, as well as those on developing the Juche philosophy, building the Party, people’s government and the national defence.
He made public over 890 works from June 1964 to June 1994.
His works strike the people with admiration in terms of philosophical depth and profundity.
All his works are run through the principles of the Juche idea and requirements for their realization, and give perfect answers to all the theoretical and practical problems required by the times and the developing revolution.
It is by no means fortuitous that his works have been called the library and encyclopaedia of revolution and construction.
Kim Jong Il provided an invincible sword to carry out the cause of mankind’s independence by developing in depth the Songun idea which is rooted in the Juche idea.
At the end of the last century, the US-led imperialist allied forces, taking advantage of the collapse of socialism in the former Soviet Union and some other countries, unleashed an extreme offensive to stifle socialist Korea. At this critical juncture, he systematized in an all-round way the idea of attaching foremost importance to arms and military affairs that President Kim Il Sung had initiated based on the principle of the Juche idea, in line with the requirements of the times and the developing revolution and formulated the Songun idea, thus raising higher the banner of Songun. Kim Jong Il made public a number of works, including The Songun Politics of Our Party Is the Powerful Political Mode of Socialism and The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-victorious Banner of Our Revolution. In his works he expounded in detail the philosophical foundations of the Songun idea, the principles and rules of the Songun revolution, and the theory of Songun politics, which are rooted in the Juche idea and embody its requirements comprehensively.
He put forward Songun politics as the basic political mode of socialism and overcame prevailing difficulties by dint of it, and thus brought about a brilliant victory in the grim struggle to defend socialism.
The Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean people have also ushered in a new era of building a thriving socialist state under the banner of the Juche idea and the Songun idea.
It is quite natural that Korean people call the revolutionary ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il after their august names, Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the unfurled banner they provided in accomplishing the cause of independence.