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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 Chinese President [Hu Jintao] at Banquet [for Kim Jong Il] – KCNA

Posted in CPC, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Sino-Korean Friendship 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 third of the five articles.

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) — Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China, made the following speech at a banquet:

You, Comrade Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, have visited China with the friendly feelings of the Korean party, government and people toward their Chinese counterparts in this beautiful spring season.

I, on behalf of the party, government and all the people of China, warmly welcome your visit to China.

It is my belief that your current visit to China would be recorded in the history of the development of the bilateral relations as an important occasion in boosting the traditional friendship.

Last year our two countries grandly celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-DPRK diplomatic relations and held successful events to mark the “year of China-DPRK friendship,” the first of its kind in history, demonstrating the vibrant bilateral ties.

The six-decade-long history has proved that the bilateral relations can certainly make steady progress, weathering difficulties caused by the complicated international situation, if the two countries adhere to the correct orientation of the development of the bilateral relations in the spirit of “inheriting tradition, facing up to the future, building good neighborly friendship and strengthening cooperation”, help and cooperate with each other for mutual benefits and common prosperity from a broad perspective and in a far-sighted way, jointly push forward the socialist cause through an active exchange of views and close collaboration and pool efforts to defend interests common to the two countries and the two peoples.

The traditional China-DPRK friendship is a valuable asset of the two parties, the two countries and the two peoples and it is, therefore, our historic responsibility to advance the friendship with the passage of time and convey it down through generations.

The Chinese party and government have consistently defended and developed the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries on a strategic level, attaching utmost importance to them.

It is an unshakable policy of the party and government of China to steadily boost the bilateral friendship and cooperation.

They will exert joint efforts with their Korean counterparts to make a greater contribution to putting the relations between the two countries on a new, higher level, bringing bigger happiness to the two peoples and achieving a lasting peace and common prosperity in the region.

The diligent and resourceful Korean people are now working hard to greet the 65th anniversary of the WPK with fresh achievements.

We, as your friendly neighbor, dear comrade and true friend, sincerely hope that the DPRK would enjoy political stability, make economic growth and bring a happy life to its people.

I believe that the Korean people, under the resolute leadership of the WPK headed by you, would explore a road of development suited to the actual conditions of the country and certainly register fresh and greater achievements in their cause of building a great prosperous and powerful nation.

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
Kim / Hu

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)

 Full article here

After 159 Years, DPR Korea Participates in its First World Expo [159年后,朝鲜首次参加世博会], China Youth Daily [中国青年报]

Posted in 2010 World Expo, China Youth Daily, DPR Korea, Shanghai, Sino-Korean Friendship with tags , , , on May 6, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

DPR Korea Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo (China Youth Daily/Zheng Pingping)

 

It’s the first I’ve heard of this being DPR Korea’s first World Expo…congratulations and good luck to them! 

Following is a bit of the translation of Zheng Pingping’s China Youth Daily article by Adam Cathcart from his “Sinological Violoncellist” blog.  I laud his translation, but I differ with him in using the formal name of “DPR Korea” versus the misnomer of “North Korea” favored by Mr. Cathcart, which neither the Korean nation nor Chinese media uses in English translations.  Look at how they display their nation’s name in English near the top of their own pavilion in the photo… 

Excerpt:  [This year's pavilion marks] the first North Korean participation in the World Expo dating from the event’s inception in London in 1851.   The…Korean pavilion has become the destination for many Chinese tourists, who, at peak times, need to queue [排队] for about half an hour.   Li Jian, visiting Shanghai on his first day on a trip from Changzhou, bought a…Korean oil canvas, and afterwords [sic] sought out Li Songyun, wearing a Kim Il Song [sic] pin, to ask him the name of the painter.    Li Songyun told China Youth Daily reporters that “DPRK-China friendship has a long history, and that Chinese in their 40s and 50s had heard songs from the [...Korean] film the “Flower Girl” so many times they could repeat them.  Therefore [he went on to say] the Expo provided an excellent opportunity to give a little surprise to the people of Shanghai and the Chinese people to leave them with a good impression of present-day DPRK.  [Trans. Adam Cathcart] 

这是自1851年英国伦敦举办第一届世博会以来,朝鲜第一次参加世博会。朝鲜馆成为很多中国游客的目标,高峰时期进入朝鲜馆,要排队半个小时左右。来上海参加世博一日游的常州市民李健,购买了一幅朝鲜的工艺画后,又回到入口,向佩戴着金日成头像的李成云询问画家的名字。  李成云对《中国青年报》记者说,朝中友谊历史久远,四五十岁的中国人都对《卖花姑娘》这样的朝鲜歌曲耳熟能详,所以要借世博会的机会,给上海市民、中国人民带来惊喜,给他们留下今日朝鲜的好印象。 [Original article by Zheng Pingping / 郑萍萍] 

Shanghai 2010 World Expo Commemorative Stamps from DPR Korea

Posted in 2010 World Expo, DPR Korea, DPR Korea, Postage Stamps, Sino-Korean Friendship with tags , , , on May 6, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Commemorative stamps for Shanghai 2010 World Expo, issued in DPR Korea (Korea News Service)

 So charming!!!  If anyone can point me to a crisper image of these stamps, please help me out.  I enlarged them a little at the expense of clarity.

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