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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from January 13 to 19, 2018 (No. 1396)

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Internal Affairs

On January 17, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the renovated Pyongyang Teacher Training College.

On January 13, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly released Decree No. 2064 (Awarding exemplary units with the Three-Revolution Red Flag) and Decree No. 2065 (Awarding exemplary schools with the Honored Red Flag).

On January 15, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, gave field guidance at the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory and the Sokha Cooperative Farm in Sinuiju.

On January 15, the North Korean media reported that a meeting was held to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of Saenal, the newspaper published by Kim Il Sung, at the Central Youth Hall.

On January 15, the North Korean media reported that power generation by thermal electric power plants including the Pukchang Thermal Power Complex increased.

On January 16, the North Korean media reported that a meeting was held to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of the “Kanggye Spirit” by Kim Jong Il in Jagang Province on January 15.

 

Inter-Korean Affairs

On January 16, the North Korean media reported the outcome of the inter-Korean working-level talks on the North’s dispatch of an art troupe (January 15, Tongilgak) and the summary of a joint press release.

On January 18, the North Korean media reported the outcome of the inter-Korean working-level talks following the high-level talks on the North’s participation in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics (January 17, Peace House) and the summary of a joint press release.

 

Foreign Affairs

On January 18, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Institute for American Studies, affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, condemned the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula (January 15-16, Vancouver).

On January 18, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Institute for Studies of Japan, affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blasted Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Kono for demanding tougher sanctions against North Korea and called on Japan to change its policy on the North.