On November 2 and 6, the North Korean media
reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the Amnokgang
Tire Factory and a newly built potato farina production factory in
On December 2, the North Korean media reported that a
fish farm was built in the Sokda District, Chungsan County, South
On December 3 and 4, the North Korean media
reported that on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with
Disabilities, a meeting was held at the Central Youth Hall (December
3) and a workshop was held at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club
On December 5, the North Korean media reported
that the opening ceremony of the 2017 national exhibition and
presentation of scientific and technological achievements in
agriculture was held at the Institute of Agricultural Science,
followed by experience-sharing presentations by workers at the Union
of Agricultural Workers of Korea and the exhibition at the Central
Hall of Workers.
On December 8, the North Korean media reported
that a parade of new tractors and cargo trucks was held in Kim Il Sung
Square on December 7.
December 3, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the
DPRK, in a statement, condemned the ROK-US joint aerial drills and
made a threat against Seoul and Washington, citing the statement by
the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK (September
On December 7, the North Korean media reported that a
spokesperson for the Central Committee of the General Federation of
Trade Unions of Korea, in a statement, blasted the South Korean
government for refusing to accept the request by the South’s two
umbrella labor unions to contact North Korean people (November 30).
On December 2, the North Korean
media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
denounced the ROK-US joint aerial drills (December 4-8) and made a
threat against Seoul and Washington.
On December 6, the North
Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, condemned US
high-ranking officials’ tough remarks against the DPRK (the potential
for war with North Korea is growing and the Pentagon should move the
families of US military personnel out of South Korea).