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DPRK top legislator meets Chinese vice FM for talks over bilateral ties [Xinhua]

Posted in China, DPR Korea, Kim Yong Nam, Pyongyang, Sino-Korean Friendship, Socialism with Chinese Characteristics on February 24, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

PYONGYANG, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Kim Yong Nam, top legislator of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun in Pyongyang on Monday to exchange views on bilateral relations.

During the meeting at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, Kim, president of the DPRK Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, spoke highly of the development of the two countries’ relationship.

Kim introduced the DPRK’s efforts in developing its economy to build a prosperous country and the achievements in this regard.

He also wished that China could make more achievements in promoting the scientific outlook on development as well as building socialism with Chinese characteristics.

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DPRK eyes closer cooperation with China / DPRK leader meets Chinese senior official – PHOTOS [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, DPR Korea, Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, Pyongyang, Sino-Korean Friendship, Workers Party of Korea WPK on February 19, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

February 15, 2011

DPRK eyes closer cooperation with China

Kim Jong Il (1st R), 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), meets with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu (1st L) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Feb. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhan)

Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), called for strengthened cooperation between China and his country on Monday.

Kim, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, made the remarks while meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu.

Kim expressed satisfaction over the continuous and smooth development of DPRK-China relations in various fields.

He said this year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between China and the DPRK, and the two countries will jointly organize a series of events and activities to mark the anniversary.

Kim also urged the two nations to maintain close relations and shore up their cooperation.

Meng said friendship and cooperation between China and the DPRK has been growing continuously since the two sides established diplomatic ties more than 60 years ago, citing frequent high-level exchanges, expanded trade and economic cooperation and enhanced cultural exchanges.

The two nations have coordinated well with each other in regional and global affairs, which not only promoted their respective development and safeguarded their common interests, but also contributed a lot to regional peace and stability, Meng said.

Meng arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday at the invitation of the DPRK Minister of People’s Security Ju Sang Song.

Source:Xinhua

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DPRK leader meets Chinese senior official

Kim Yong Nam (R, front), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), meets with Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu (L, front) in Pyongyang, DPRK, Feb. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Haorong)

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu on Monday.

Kim said it was the consistent stand of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) and the government and the firm will of the people to develop the traditional DPRK-China friendship generation after generation.

The DPRK is sincerely happy to see the great achievement China has made and wish that the Chinese people make even more progress, Kim said.

Meng, also a State Councilor, said the traditional friendship between the two neighboring countries has strengthened through the ages. He expressed his expectations of inheriting the friendship, deepening communications and cooperation in various areas and promoting the China-DPRK friendship. Continue reading

North Korea Celebrates Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution [Prensa Latina]

Posted in Cuba, DPR Korea, Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam on January 15, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina)

The top leaders of the Democratic People”s Republic of Korea sent a message to President Raul Castro for the 52nd anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the Korean press reported on Saturday.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, and the Chairman of the Presidium of the People’s Supreme Assembly, Kim Yong Nam, expressed their conviction that the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the parties, governments and peoples of Cuba and North Korea would continue to develop.

“Our people rejoice in all sincerity in the many successes the Cuban people have achieved in the construction of socialism,” they said.

Meanwhile, the Rodong Sinmum and Minju Joson newspapers published articles relating to the January 1, 1959 revolutionary victory, highlighting international support for Cuba.

The UN resolutions against the U.S.-imposed blockade, which have been passed every year since 1992, are a clear expression of support for and solidarity with the Cuban people, they said.

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DPRK stages ancient Chinese romance to honor Chinese volunteers [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, DPR Korea, Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, Korean War, Pyongyang, Sino-Korean Friendship on November 4, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

October 25, 2010

An actor and actress from the Phibada Opera Troupe perform the opera "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai", a classical folk legend from China at Pyongyang Theatre, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Oct. 24, 2010. The Opera was put on show here to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean front. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Artists of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) performed in Pyongyang Sunday an adapted Chinese opera masterpiece to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean front.

The two-hour show, titled Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, was adapted for the stage by the DPRK’s Phibada Opera Troupe with the help of the Chinese Cultural Ministry.  The opera was based on a well-known ancient Chinese tragic love story between the hero and heroine, which is widely regarded as a Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet.

The opera was dedicated to mark the 60th anniversary of the entry of the CPV into the Korean front, said an organizer of the show.  It is an indication that the traditional friendship between the two countries has been growing stronger and passed on from generation to generation.

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission, instructed the troupe to complete the adaption before the anniversary, the organizer said.

Among the audience were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, and Liu Hongcai, Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK.

Source:Xinhua

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Senior Chinese military officers, DPRK leaders watch performance to mark anniversary of Chinese entry into Korean war front – PHOTOS [People’s Daily]

Posted in Arirang, China, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Korean War, PLA, Sino-Korean Friendship on October 25, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手
 
 
October 24, 2010
 
CHINESE SLOGAN IN BELOW PHOTO READS:  “SINO-KOREAN FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE THE DARK GREEN OF THE YALU RIVER – DEEPLY ESTABLISHED AND ETERNAL”  [Zuo Shou 左手, trans.]
 

Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2010 shows a scene of the "Arirang" performance in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Oct. 23, 2010, as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean War front. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

A delegation of senior Chinese military officers watched the “Arirang” performance here Saturday night as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean War front.

The delegation, led by Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, is on a four-day visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  They were joined at the show by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK.

Before the show, Guo met Kim and a number of other DPRK leaders, including Choe Yong Rim, premier of the cabinet, and Kim Yong Chun, vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission.

Guo hailed the DPRK’s attention to its relations with China.  He said the visit of the delegation was to implement the important consensus reached between Chinese President Hu Jintao and the DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong Il.

China would work with the DPRK side to make an active contribution to the continuous promotion of the Sino-DPRK friendship, Guo said.

Kim Yong Nam warmly welcomed the visit of the Chinese delegation.

The DPRK cherished its friendship with China. To consolidate and develop the relations was the firm will of the DPRK, Kim said.

The “Arirang”, a mass gymnastic and artistic show with some 100,000 performers, showcased the achievements made by the DPRK people in socialist construction, and their love of the fatherland, aspiration for reunification and peace.

The CPV entered the DPRK on Oct. 25, 1950, about four months after the Korean War broke out.

In an article marking the anniversary, the DPRK’s official KCNA news agency said Thursday that the CPV not only displayed a spirit of self-sacrifice and heroism but also promoted friendship.

Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong (L) and President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong Nam watch the "Arirang" performance in Pyongyang, capital of the DPRK, Oct. 23, 2010, as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) into the Korean War front. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2010 shows a scene of the "Arirang" performance in Pyongyang. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

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Chinese President Hu meets with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of DPRK, Kim Yong Nam [Xinhua]

Posted in 2010 World Expo, DPR Korea, Hu Jintao, Kim Yong Nam, Shanghai on May 3, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) and his wife Liu Yongqing pose with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK Kim Yong Nam ahead of a welcoming dinner for honored guests attending the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo in Shanghai, east China, on April 30, 2010. President Hu Jintao hosted the welcoming dinner for the honored guests in Shanghai on Friday. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in Shanghai, east China, on April 30, 2010. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

DPR Korea's Kim Yong Nam inspects DPRK pavilion at 2010 World Expo, Shanghai (KNS)