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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from March 31 to April 6, 2018 (No. 1407)

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장수민
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2018-04-06
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【Internal Affairs】
On March 31, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un met with IOC President Thomas Bach and that they posed for a photo.
On March 31 and April 1-4, the North Korean media reported that South Korea’s art troupe and taekwondo demonstration team visited Pyongyang and gave performances.
On April 2, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the construction site in Samjiyon County.
On April 1, the North Korean media asserted that the extremely acute social and class contradiction is an inevitable result of the structural contradiction of capitalism.
On April 6, the North Korean media emphasized the danger of imperialism’s ideological and cultural infiltration while encouraging the people to strengthen socialism.
On April 5, the North Korean media reported that the First Pyongyang International Vocal Competition opened with due ceremony.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On April 2, the North Korean media condemned the 10th Defense Trilateral Talks between the ROK, the US, and Japan.
On April 3, the North Korean media denounced the ROK government’s statement welcoming the UN’s adoption of a human rights resolution against North Korea.
On April 3, the North Korean media blasted the South for holding a ceremony to mark West Sea Defense Day.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the April 3rd Uprising on Jeju Island, the North Korean media emphasized that the South should wage a struggle for independence, democracy, and reunification, as well as ‘burying the conservatives in the tomb of history.’
On April 5, the North Korean media reported that the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK issued a memorandum on the occasion of the 25th publication anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s work, 10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country.


【Foreign Affairs】
On April 1, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the DPRK Measure Committee for Demanding Compensation to Comfort Women for the Japanese Army and the Victims of Forcible Drafting, in a statement, asserted that Japan should make a sincere apology for its crimes against humanity.
On April 4, the North Korean media reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a reply to Kim Jong Un’s message congratulating him on his re-election as president.
On April 4, the North Korean media condemned bourgeois democracy and emphasized that the people should decisively reject it.
On April 4, the North Korean media reported that the North would welcome the North Korea-Japan talks if Japan sincerely engaged in the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration.