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Fireworks Display Marks War Victory Anniversary in DPR Korea – PHOTOS [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Photos, Pyongyang, Songun policy on July 29, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) — A fireworks display took place on the banks of the Pothong River on the evening of July 27, the 59th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War.

Various places of Pyongyang including Jonsung Square, Ponghwa Street, An Sang Thaek Street and Moran Hill along the banks of the Pothong River, around the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial Tower, were crowded with spectators.

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Memorial ceremony to Mao Anying held in DPRK [People's Daily]

Posted in China, Kim Jong Il, Korean War, Mao Zedong, Sino-Korean Friendship on December 3, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

November 25, 2010

A memorial ceremony for martyr Mao Anying was held at the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) cemetery in Hoechang County, South Phyongan Province on Thursday, the 60th anniversary of his sacrifice.

Mao Anying, the son of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong, sacrificed his life in 1950 while fighting with the CPV in the Korean War.

Vice-Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Kim Yong Chun, Minister of Public Health and president of the Korea-China Friendship Association Choe Chang Sik and Chinese ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai joined a delegation of the production group of the Chinese television drama “Mao Anying” in attending the ceremony.

Wreaths in the name of top leader of the DPRK Kim Jong Il, Chinese Embassy to the DPRK and the drama series production group were laid.

Kim Yong Chun said at the ceremony the DPRK would not forget the CPV’s support. Many CPV martyrs, including Mao Anying, gave their precious lives here.

The CPV fought with the KPA in the tough war and gained a glorious victory, making a great contribution to the peace of Asia and the world. Their heroic feats would not be forgotten by the people and army of the DPRK, he said.

Source:Xinhua

Article link: http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7211502.html

Workers’ Party of Korea conference Backgrounder: Basic facts about DPRK’s ruling party

Posted in DPR Korea, Japan, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Korean War, Pyongyang, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA, Workers Party of Korea WPK, World War II on September 29, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

September 21, 2010

The Worker’s Party of Korea, the ruling party of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is set to hold a major conference on Sept. 28.

The conference, the first of its kind in 44 years, is expected to elect the ruling party’s highest leading body.  Delegates are expected to discuss and decide the routes, policies and personnel changes of the party.

The following are some basic facts related to the country and the party.

Under the leadership of Kim Il Sung, the people and army of the Korea recovered their homeland from Japan’s occupation as of Aug. 15, 1945, when the Japanese surrendered to end World War II.

After Japan’s surrender, U.S. forces began their occupation of the areas south of the 38th parallel on the Korean Peninsula on Sept. 8, 1945, and the peninsula was thereby divided into two parts.

The Worker’s Party was founded on Oct. 10, 1945, in Pyongyang.

On Sept. 9, 1948, the DPRK was founded in the north of the 38th parallel on the Korean Peninsula.  Kim Il Sung was elected leader of the country.

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War broke out.  Three year later, an armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953.

Top leader Kim Jong Il started his job at the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party in June 1964.  He was elected general secretary of the ruling party in October 1997.

The party has previously held two such conferences, in March 1958 and October 1966 respectively.  The upcoming conference will be the third one in the party’s history.

Source: Xinhua

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On 60th anniversary of Korean War: What they don’t want you to know [Workers.org]

Posted in Anti-communism, China, DPR Korea, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Il, Korean War, Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong, Photos, Pyongyang, Sino-Korean Friendship, south Korea, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA on June 28, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

 

By Stephen Millies

Published Jun 23, 2010 8:48 PM

The U.S. government launched the Korean War 60 years ago on June 25, 1950.  During three years of massive air attacks and a huge land invasion, more than three million Korean civilians were killed, including hundreds of thousands burned to death by napalm.

U.S. Air Force planes dropped 420,000 bombs on the 400,000 inhabitants of Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — the socialist northern half of the Korean peninsula.  According to historian Bruce Cumings, the Pentagon came close several times to dropping nuclear bombs on the DPRK.

U.S.-led forces leveled Pyongyang<br>in Korean war.
U.S.-led forces leveled Pyongyang
in Korean war.

Tens of thousands of Koreans had earlier been incinerated in the U.S. A-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A least a quarter of the victims there were Koreans used as slave labor by the Japanese imperialists.

It is now nearly 60 years since the U.S. finally had to abandon its immediate goal of conquering all of Korea and signed an armistice in 1953, yet it still occupies South Korea with 29,000 troops. The U.S. Army’s Yongsan Garrison occupies 620 acres in the middle of Seoul. It’s as if a foreign army occupied Central Park in New York City.

The DPRK continues to be a Pentagon target.  No country is slandered more by the U.S. corporate media.

Who started the war?

The biggest lie is that the DPRK started the war by invading South Korea in 1950.  This is no truer than saying that Abraham Lincoln “invaded” the U.S. South.

The Soviet Red Army drove Japan out of northeastern China and Korea in 1945 with the help of Chinese and Korean guerrillas.  Under agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, Korea was to be temporarily divided.

U.S. Army Col. Dean Rusk drew the demarcation line on the 38th parallel.  As secretary of state in the 1960s, Rusk was to help lead the dirty war against Vietnam.

Japan had annexed Korea in 1910 with the approval of the U.S. government.  Theodore Roosevelt “gave” Korea to Japan in the treaty that ended the war between Czarist Russia and Japan in 1905.

The Korean people resisted Japanese rule, which was as vicious as the U.S. occupation of the Philippines or the European colonies in Africa.  Two million Koreans joined the March 1, 1919, movement for independence.  More than 7,000 were killed.

The Korean people launched an armed struggle for freedom.  South Korean textbooks concede the most famous guerrilla commander was communist leader Kim Il Sung.

The liberation forces in northern Korea encouraged people to organize themselves.  More than 600,000 workers joined unions.  Two and a half million acres of land were given to 750,000 peasants.

It was a different story in the South under U.S. rule. Gen. John R. Hodge kept former colonialist Japanese officials and their Korean collaborators.  He even tried to retain Japan’s colonial governor. Continue reading

PHOTOS: Kim Jong Il’s China Visit Marked with Postage Stamps (in DPR Korea) [KCNA]

Posted in Beijing, China, Dalian, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Liaoning Province, Postage Stamps, Sino-Korean Friendship, Tianjin on June 5, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

[all photos courtesy Korea News Service / KCNA]

Kim Jong Il’s China Visit Marked with Postage Stamps 
  
  Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) — New stamps (one souvenir sheet and three sheetlets) have been brought out in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to commemorate the unofficial visit to the People’s Republic of China paid by General Secretary Kim Jong Il early in May.
Seen in the stamps are national flags of the DPRK and PRC as well as inscriptions “Commemoration of the unofficial visit of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il to the PRC,” “May 5 – May 6, Juche 99 (2010),” “Commemoration of the unofficial visit of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il to the northeastern part of China,” “May 3 – May 7, Juche 99 (2010)” and “Epoch-making event in the DPRK-China friendship history.”

The souvenir sheet carries pictures of Kim Jong Il meeting with President Hu Jintao and having talks with him.

Printed in the sheetlets are pictures of Kim Jong Il meeting with senior officials of the Chinese party and government and visiting the Boao Biological Co., Ltd. on the outskirts of Beijing and the Dalian Xuelong Industry Group, Tianjin Port, Liaoning Fishery Group and other units in the northeastern part of China.

Kim Jong Il Makes Unofficial Visit to Northeastern China – KCNA

Posted in Dalian, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Liaoning Province, Sino-Korean Friendship, Tianjin with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il receives gift from head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee and CPC's Minister of Liaoning Provincial Committee on behalf of Dalian City, Dalian, 2010 May (KNS photo)

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il tours Tianjin port during informal visit to China, 2010 May 5 (KNS photo)

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il visits a Chinese enterprise in an unidentified port city -- Dalian or Tianjin, May 3-7 (KNS)

 

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il tours unidentified northeastern Chinese enterprise, May 3-7 (KNS)

 

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il tours unidentified northeastern Chinese enterprise, May 3-7 (KNS)

 

Sweet & Sour Socialism is archiving the five news reports posted online at KCNA of Kim Jong Il’s 2010 May visit to [Northeast] China as the articles currently aren’t assigned a permanent webaddress at the KCNA site.  This the fifth article of the five. 

Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il paid an unofficial visit to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the PRC, from May 3 to 7. 

Party and state leaders and people of China accorded with utmost sincerity warm welcome and cordial hospitality to leader Kim Jong Il who visited China again for boosting the DPRK-China friendship. 

Kim Jong Il toured the northeastern part of China. 

The first leg of his visit was Dalian City in the southern part of Liaoning Province. 

He was warmly greeted in Dalian by Li Keqiang, standing member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice-premier of the State Council, upon the authorization of Hu Jintao and the CPC Central Committee. 

Also present there were Wang Min, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC; Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee; Liu Zhijun, minister of Railways; Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK; Chen Zhenggao, governor of Liaoning Province; Xia Deren, secretary of the Dalian City Committee of CPC; Li Wancai, mayor of Dalian; and other leading party and government officials of the capital and Liaoning Province and Dalian City. 

Kim Jong Il met and had a talk with Li Keqiang. 

On behalf of Hu Jintao and the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, Li Keqiang warmly welcomed Kim Jong Il to Dalian which was visited by President Kim Il Sung in 1983. 

Noting that the five visits paid by Kim Jong Il to China in the new century clearly prove how much he values the DPRK-China friendship provided and fostered by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries, Li Keqiang highly praised him for having made a great contribution to steadily boosting the China-DPRK friendship. 

Thanks to the leadership of Kim Jong Il the Korean people have achieved spectacular successes in the efforts to build a great prosperous and powerful nation and achieve the reunification of the country and in foreign affairs and other fields, Li said, adding that the Chinese people are rejoiced over these achievements as over their own and sincerely hail them. 

The collective leadership of China including Hu Jintao is attaching utmost importance to the China-DPRK friendship, he said, re-clarifying the steadfast stand of the Chinese party and government to steadily boost the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. 

Kim Jong Il said that he was very pleased to see for himself while visiting China the progress made by Dalian City making a new history of modernization in the land of China through its hard struggle. He expressed thanks to the leading officials and people of Liaoning Province and Dalian City for warmly welcoming him. 

Li Keqiang gave a grand banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il. 

Conducted by leading officials of the capital, province and city including Li Keqiang, Wang Min, Wang Jiarui, Liu Zhijun, Liu Hongcai, Chen Zhenggao, Xia Deren and Li Wancai, Kim Jong Il visited several units and commanded the night bird’s-eye view of Dalian City whose appearance has undergone a remarkable change. 

He visited the Dalian Bingshan Group, the Dalian Locomotive Production Company, the Liaoning Fishery Group and the Dalian Xuelong Industry Group all in the process of technological updating and congratulated the workers of those industrial establishments on the successes made in building a great many structures to go down in the history of the country. 

Noting that he was deeply impressed to see the changes that have taken place in Dalian City making harmonious progress at the level of cutting-edge science full of energy after doing away with the centuries-old backwardness, he said that the rapid development made by the northeastern region including Dalian City clearly proves the validity and vitality of the strategy for developing the northeastern region laid down by the Chinese party and government. 

Wang Min hosted a grand banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il visiting Dalian City, and Liaoning Province and Dalian City presented him with gifts. 

Kim Jong Il expressed thanks to Li Keqiang for having kindly greeted him in Dalian City far away from Beijing despite the pressure of his work, given a grand banquet and provided every sincerity and convenience by accompanying him in the whole period of his visit. He also thanked leading officials of the province and the city for having accorded sincere and cordial hospitality to him. 

The next leg of his visit was Tianjin, one of China’s four municipalities, which is situated in the northeastern part of the plains of Huapei. 

Kim Jong Il was greeted by Zhang Gaoli, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the CPC, Huang Xingguo, mayor of Tianjin, and other party and government leading officials of the municipality. 

He had a cordial talk with Zhang Gaoli. 

Zhang Gaoli said it was a great honor of Tianjin Municipality that Kim Jong Il visited again the municipality associated with the giant footprints of President Kim Il Sung, a close friend of the Chinese people, and warmly welcomed his visit to the municipality. 

Saying that Kim Jong Il’s current visit to China is another event of historic significance in the development of the bilateral relations, Zhang Gaoli expressed deep respect for him who has made great efforts to strengthen and develop the Sino-Korean friendship. 

He highly appreciated what the Korean people have done in building a great prosperous and powerful nation and briefed the Korean guests on the development of Tianjin Municipality. 

Kim Jong Il, conducted by Zhang Gaoli, Wang Jiarui, Huang Xingguo, Liu Hongcai and other senior officials of China and the municipality, visited Tianjin Port. 

After looking round the port, which has turned into a large-scale, modern one, and the city full of vim and vigor, he expressed great appreciation of the tremendous changes undergone by the city in years and warmly congratulated the leading officials and working people of the city on their wonderful achievements. 

Zhang Gaoli arranged a grand banquet at a state guesthouse to welcome Kim Jong Il’s visit to the municipality. 

The leader of the DPRK received a sincere and warm welcome from Chinese people wherever he went in China. 

Touring northeastern China, he acquainted himself with the thought and sentiments of the diligent and intelligent Chinese people and the economic, cultural and all other sectors there. 

The unofficial visit to the PRC paid by him this time for the continued development of the DPRK-China friendship was successfully conducted thanks to the particular care and cordial hospitality shown by Hu Jintao and the Chinese party and government. 

Kim Jong Il expressed satisfaction over the result of his visit and extended heartfelt thanks to the leading cadres of the Chinese party and government for their cordial hospitality. 

During his visit to China he was accompanied by Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Kim Yong Chun who is also vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, Secretaries of the WPK Central Committee Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Sok Ju, Department Directors Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Il and Kim Yang Gon and First Vice Department Director Ju Kyu Chang of the WPK Central Committee, Department Directors of the NDC of the DPRK Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, Chief Secretary of the North Phyongan Provincial Committee of the WPK Kim Phyong Hae and Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK Thae Jong Su.

Kim Jong Il Sends Message of Thanks to Chinese President – KCNA

Posted in Beijing, CPC, Dalian, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Shenyang, Sino-Korean Friendship, Tianjin with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

DPRK Secretary General Kim Jong Il's farewell from Beijing Train Station at conclusion of May 3-7 informal visit to China (KNS)

Sweet & Sour Socialism is archiving the five news reports posted online at KCNA of Kim Jong Il’s 2010 May visit to [Northeast] China as the articles currently aren’t assigned a permanent webaddress at the KCNA site.  This is the fourth article of five.

Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent a message of thanks to Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China, on Friday.

The message says:

At this moment when leaving for home after winding up my visit to China, the friendly neighbor, I express deep thanks to you, close comrades of the collective leadership of the CPC and cadres and people of Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning Province, Dalian and Shenyang for warmly greeting us and according cordial hospitality to us.

During our visit we could see for ourselves the world-startling achievements made by the Chinese people after doing away with the centuries-old backwardness through strenuous efforts to put into practice the scientific outlook on development and the spirit of the 17th Congress of the CPC and feel once again the particular and sincere friendship of the Chinese people towards us.

I am satisfied with the fact that in the course of meetings this time I reconfirmed the steadfast resolution and will to further deepen the understanding and trust and develop on a new higher stage the traditional DPRK-China friendship, a precious legacy and common asset handed down to us by the revolutionary forerunners.

It is my belief that the DPRK-China friendship deeply enshrined by the peoples of the two countries would grow stronger and develop generation after generation full of fresh vim and vigor thanks to the joint efforts of the two parties and two peoples.

I hope that the fraternal Chinese people would ensure stable and sustainable development of the country and make greater progress in building a comprehensively well-off and harmonious socialist society under the leadership of the CPC with you as general secretary and, at the same time, sincerely wish you good health.

Speech of Kim Jong Il at [Chinese Diplomatic] Banquet, May 2010 – KCNA

Posted in Beijing, CPC, Kim Jong Il, Sino-Korean Friendship, Tianjin with tags , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Sweet & Sour Socialism is archiving the five news reports posted online at KCNA of Kim Jong Il’s 2010 May visit to [Northeast] China as the articles currently aren’t assigned a permanent webaddress at the KCNA site.  This is the second of the five.

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il made the following speech at a banquet:

I am very pleased to visit China again at warm invitation of Comrade General Secretary Hu Jintao and have meaningful meetings with you and other Chinese comrades.

Allow me to express, first of all, my profound thanks to you for having arranged this grand banquet for us and made such excellent speech despite your very tight schedule.

I would like to express, at the same time, gratitude to you for having organized detailed and meticulous itineraries for our visits to Dalian and Tianjin. My thanks also go to comrades in Beijing and local areas for having warmly greeted and accorded cordial hospitality to us.

We came to your country in this beautiful season when it greeted spring after standing heaviest snowfall and bitterest cold in several decades. We toured northeastern China which we had long wished to see, keenly feeling the friendship of the fraternal Chinese people warmer than spring sunshine, the gift of nature.

During our visit we saw for ourselves fresh world-startling changes brought about by the people in northeastern China in political, economic, cultural and all other fields, pursuant to the strategy to develop the northeastern region, an old industrial base, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China with you as its general secretary.

We were deeply impressed particularly by the new appearance of Dalian and Tianjin which have undergone a remarkable change after doing away with the centuries-old backwardness; these cities were once harshly exploited and trampled down after being reduced to settlements of the imperialist powers and theatres of scrambles for expanding the sphere of their influence in the 19th century.

Witnessing the stirring reality in which hundreds of millions of Chinese people, who had been subject to all sorts of contempt and insult in the past, are now building a rich and powerful socialist country in the vast land of China full of energy, we came to know well that the policies of the Communist Party of China are very just ones suited to the actual conditions of China and they are fully displaying their vitalities wherever one goes in China.

These eye-opening events taking place in socialist China at present once again prove the truth that “There Is No New China without the Communist Party” just as one can know from the song of the same title.

The fact that everything goes well in China, our fraternal neighbor, hardens the faith that socialism chosen and defended by us is sure to triumph.

It is our firm belief that the fraternal Chinese people will unite closer around the CPC Central Committee with you Comrade Hu Jintao as its general secretary and thoroughly embody the spirit of the 17th Congress of the CPC, guided by the Deng Xiaoping’s theory, the important thought of “three represents” and the scientific outlook on development under the uplifted great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and thus build a harmoniously developed socialist society and certainly achieve the complete reunification of the whole country.

We sincerely hope that they will thoroughly implement the tasks set forth at the 3rd Session of the 11th National People’s Congress for the present to fully attain this year the goal of economic and social development envisaged in the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan, maintain stable and sustained economic development, and successfully host the Shanghai World Expo that opened with splendor and the forthcoming Guangzhou Asian Games and thus demonstrate once again the national power of prospering China before the whole world.

Touring this time northeastern China, which bears historic witness to the DPRK-China friendship, we could realize once again the value of DPRK-China friendship, the common wealth of the two countries which President Kim Il Sung provided while waging the hard-fought anti-Japanese struggle together with Chinese revolutionaries of the elder generation in his early years and bequeathed to us.

We are very grateful to the collective leadership of the Chinese party for having paid deep attention to boosting the friendly relations with the DPRK while consistently attaching importance to the bilateral relations from a strategic point of view and rendered sincere support and encouragement to the socialist cause of the Korean people.

The traditional DPRK-China relations of friendship that stood all tests of history century after century have powerfully encouraged the peoples of the two countries in their efforts to accomplish the socialist cause and made great contributions to protecting peace and stability in Northeast Asia including the Korean Peninsula and, furthermore, in the rest of the world.

Our two countries fixed last year as “year of DPRK-China friendship”, the first of its kind in history, and successfully organized visits of high-level delegations and significant events, powerfully demonstrating the unbreakable DPRK-China friendship internally and externally.

I am pleased that the DPRK-China friendship deeply enshrined by the two peoples has steadily grown stronger. I am very satisfied with the fact that my visit to China, in particular, provided a good occasion in further deepening the trust between the two countries and boosting the mutual understanding.

Our Party and government will as ever make every possible effort to inject fresh vitality into boosting the DPRK-China friendship, the common treasure, in all fields.

Kim Jong Il Makes Unofficial Visit to China – KCNA

Posted in Beijing, CPC, Dandong, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Shenyang, Sino-Korean Friendship with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

 

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il engage in talks in Beijing May 5-6 (KNS)

 

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il talks with CPC representative in Shenyang, 2010 May 7 (KNS photo)

 

  

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il with Hu Jintao (far right) leaves an autograph during a tour at Boao Biological Co., Ltd. in a Beijing suburb, 2010 May 6 (KNS photo)

 

   

DPRK General Secretary Kim Jong Il tours Zhaoling Tomb in Beiling Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Shenyang; 2010 May 7 (KNS photo)

 

This blog is archiving the five news reports posted online at KCNA of Kim Jong Il’s 2010 May visit to [Northeast] China as the articles currently aren’t assigned a permanent webaddress at the KCNA site. –  S 

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il paid an unofficial visit to the People’s Republic of China from May 3 to 7 at the invitation of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the PRC.  

He was accompanied by Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Kim Yong Chun who is vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, Secretaries of the WPK Central Committee Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Sok Ju, Department Directors Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Il and Kim Yang Gon and First Vice Department Director Ju Kyu Chang of the WPK Central Committee, Department Directors of the NDC of the DPRK Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK Thae Jong Su and Chief Secretary of the North Phyongan Provincial Committee of the WPK Kim Phyong Hae.  

The Chinese party and state leaders warmly welcomed Kim Jong Il who visited China again carrying with him deep friendship towards the fraternal Chinese people and accorded him cordial hospitality with utmost sincerity.  

Upon his arrival in Beijing Kim Jong Il was greeted by Jia Qinglin, standing member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Liu Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC, and Dai Bingguo, state councilor.  

Meeting and talks between Kim Jong Il and Hu Jintao took place on May 5 and 6.  

Present there from the Chinese side were Xi Jinping, standing member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice-president of the PRC, Ling Jihua, member of the Secretariat and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, Dai Bingguo, state councilor, Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, Yang Jiechi, foreign minister, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.  

At the talks Kim Jong Il gave the impression of his visit to the northeastern part of China.  

The top leaders of the two parties and two countries informed each other of the situation in their countries and had a frank exchange of views on the issue of boosting the relations between the two parties and two countries and important international and regional matters of mutual concern and reached a consensus of views.  

Hu Jintao said that the traditional China-DPRK friendship is a precious asset of the two parties and two peoples and it is, therefore, historic responsibility common to the two sides to boost it along with the passage of time and convey it down through generations, adding that it is the steadfast policy of the Chinese party and government to boost the bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation.  

He proposed a series of matters concerning measures for boosting the China-DPRK cooperation, saying that to do so is favorable for successfully stepping up socialist construction in the two countries and defending and promoting the common interests of the two sides and the regional peace, stability and prosperity.  

He clarified the intention of the Chinese side to make joint efforts with the DPRK side to inject fresh vigor and vitality into the traditional China-DPRK friendship, give momentum to the bilateral relations of good neighborly friendship and cooperation and develop them in depth and thus bring greater happiness to the two countries and the two peoples and make a greater contribution to ensuring peace, stability and prosperity in Northeast Asia and, furthermore, in the rest of the world.  

Kim Jong Il expressed gratitude to Hu Jintao for his kind invitation and cordial hospitality and his pleasure to meet Hu in Beijing again.  

The long-standing DPRK-China friendship will remain unchanged despite the passage of time and the replacement of one generation by a new one as it stood tempest and test of history, he said, re-clarifying the invariable will and determination of the Korean party and government to further strengthen the bilateral friendly and cooperative relations in the noble internationalist spirit shown by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries.  

Appreciating the fresh achievements made by the Chinese people in carrying out the cause of socialist construction with the Chinese characteristics, he said that the successful opening of the Shanghai World Expo is a demonstration of the national power of China.  

The talks estimated the fact that the good neighborly friendship and cooperation between the two countries have developed since the several historic meetings between their top leaders in recent years and expressed mutual support and solidarity with the struggle of the two parties and two peoples for socialist construction and the country’s reunification.  

Hu Jintao highly appreciated positive measures taken by the DPRK to defend stability, develop economy and improve the people’s standard of living and wished the Korean people greater successes in their cause of nation-building under the leadership of the WPK led by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.  

Kim Jong Il expressed his belief that the Chinese people would register steady fresh and great victory in the historic course of stepping up the building of the party’s ruling ability, establishing a scientific outlook on development and building a harmonious society under the leadership of the CPC with Hu Jintao as its general secretary.  

Recognizing that peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula are in line with the common interests of the DPRK and China and, furthermore, all other countries in Northeast Asia, both sides decided to make joint efforts to attain the objective of denuclearizing the peninsula in accordance with the stand clarified in the September 19 Joint Statement.  

The two sides shared the view that it is important, above all, for the parties concerned of the six-party talks to make sincere efforts to implement the said statement if the peninsula is to be denuclearized.  

Kim Jong Il expressed the DPRK’s willingness to provide favorable conditions for the resumption of the six-party talks together with other parties to the talks, declaring that the DPRK remains unchanged in its basic stand to preserve the aim of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, implement the joint statement adopted at the six-party talks and pursue a peaceful solution through dialogue.  

Hu Jintao said that China is ready to promote the steady progress of the process of the six-party talks through joint efforts with the DPRK and all other parties concerned as in the past in the future, too.  

Kim Jong Il invited Hu Jintao to visit again the DPRK at a convenient time and Hu Jintao expressed thanks for this and accepted the invitation with pleasure.  

Hu Jintao gave a grand banquet at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday evening in honor of Kim Jong Il on a visit to China.  

Speeches were made by Hu Jintao and Kim Jong Il at the banquet.  

A conspicuous [sic] art performance, specially prepared by Chinese artistes, was given there in welcome of Kim Jong Il’s visit to China.  

Kim Jong Il had a cordial talk with Hu Jintao on May 6 when the latter visited his lodging quarters. On the same day he visited the Boao Biological Co., Ltd. on the outskirts of Beijing, accompanied by Hu.  

After looking round the company, he highly praised its scientists and technicians for having achieved many successes in the latest science researches into promoting the welfare of mankind including the work to promote people’s health. He left there an autograph.  

He separately met and had cordial conversations with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo and Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao who are standing members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.  

On May 6, Wu Bangguo visited Kim Jong Il at his lodging quarters and warmly welcomed him on renewed visit to China. He congratulated Kim Jong Il on his success made in the visit.  

He said it is the invariable will and resolution of the Chinese party to carry forward generation after generation the Sino-Korean friendship provided by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries and developed by the revolutionaries and peoples of the two countries at the cost of blood.  

He also said that China is ready to fully propel the development of the relationship between the two parties and the two countries to put it on a higher level by continuously carrying into practice the common understanding reached by the general secretaries of the two parties and steadily enriching the contents of the good neighborly relations and cooperation between China and the DPRK in line with the policy of inheriting the tradition, facing up to the future, building good-neighborly friendship and strengthening cooperation.  

Kim Jong Il voiced the willingness of the Korean party and government to continue boosting high-ranking visits and cooperation between the two countries.  

He met with Wen Jiabao and shared cordial and friendly feelings with him.  

Wen Jiabao warmly welcomed Kim Jong Il on a visit to China and praised the devoted efforts and important contributions he has made to the consolidation of the friendly and cooperative relations between the two parties and the two countries and to the prosperity of the DPRK.  

The Chinese people are rejoiced as over their own over the tremendous achievements made by the DPRK in all fields including socialist economic construction, he said, adding that the DPRK owes them to the correct strategy, resolute decision and dynamic leadership of Kim Jong Il.  

He said he is very pleased that the traditional friendship between China and the DPRK provided and cultivated by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries has been carried forward successfully thanks to the joint efforts of both sides.  

He exchanged with Kim Jong Il views on further developing the bilateral friendship and cooperation, particularly economic and trade cooperation, and briefed the latter on the present situation of the Chinese economic growth.  

Kim Jong Il said he is grateful to Wen Jiabao for sparing time to accord him cordial hospitality though he is busy with his work of looking after the whole economy of the country and the people’s living and expressed deep thanks to him.  

He said that he was deeply impressed by the development of China while touring the northeastern region which has taken on a new look and that being a comrade and friend of the Chinese people, he was very pleased that everything is going well in China.  

Noting that the DPRK and China should learn from each other in many aspects, exchanging experience, he wholeheartedly wished China a fresh, greater success in carrying out the cause of building a comprehensively well-off society in the spirit of the 17th Congress of the CPC.  

Wen entertained the Korean leader to a grand banquet.  

Hu Jintao said farewell to Kim Jong Il leaving Beijing after winding up his visit to China.  

Kim Jong Il was seen off at Beijing Railway Station by Jia Qinglin, Liu Qi, Dai Bingguo and other leading cadres of China.  

He visited Shenyang City, the capital of Liaoning Province, on his way home.  

He was greeted at Shenyang Railway Station by Wang Min, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC, Chen Zhenggao, governor of the province, Zeng Wei, secretary of the Shenyang City Committee of the CPC, Chen Haibo, mayor of the city, and other leading officials of the province and city.  

Wang Min congratulated Kim Jong Il on his successful historic visit to China and warmly welcomed him to the city.  

Conducted by Wang Min and other leading officials of the province and city, Kim Jong Il visited the Shenyang Blower Co., Ltd., the Shenyang Machine-tool Plant No. 1 and Beiling Park, an ancient historic site.  

He highly praised the workers of the city for having updated the industrial establishments by introducing cutting-edge technology and steadily boosted the production.  

The Liaoning Provincial Committee and the Shenyang City Committee of the CPC gave a grand banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il visiting the city and presented him with gifts carrying the best wishes.  

Kim Jong Il expressed profound thanks to the leading officials and all the working people of the province and the city, saying that he felt very grateful to them for having accorded cordial hospitality to him with particularly warm friendship.  

He returned home, after passing through Dandong, a border city, warmly seen off by Wang Jiarui and other senior party and government officials of China who conducted him with all sincerity, accompanying him in the whole period of his China visit.  

His latest visit to China was successfully conducted thanks to the particular care and cordial hospitality shown by Hu Jintao and the Chinese party and government.  

Kim Jong Il expressed satisfaction over the results of his visit and extended heartfelt thanks to the leading cadres of the Chinese party and government for their cordial hospitality.

Top leaders of China, DPRK hold talks in Beijing [Xinhua]

Posted in Beijing, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Shenyang, Sino-Korean Friendship with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手
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Hu Jintao (R), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, meets with Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

 BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) — Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, held talks in Beijing with Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)…

…During the China tour, Kim also visited some economic development zones, bonded ports, and several food-processing, hi-tech and machinery companies in the cities of Dalian, Tianjin, Beijing and Shenyang.

In Dalian, a booming coastal city in northeast China, Kim instructed DPRK officials in his delegation to study the experience of China’s renovation of its old industrial base.

In Tianjin, Kim spoke highly of the development of a bonded port in the economic hub in north China…

Kim Jong Il (2nd L Front), general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), accompanied by Hu Jintao (2nd R Front), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, visits Beijing Boao Biotech Co. Ltd in Beijing, capital of China, May 6, 2010. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

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