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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from December 1 to 7, 2018 (No. 1442)

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장수민
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2018-12-07
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【Internal Affairs】
On December 1 and 3, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the fishery stations on the east coast and the Wonsan Shoe Factory.

On December 2, the North Korean media emphasized that unity strengthens socialism and guarantees political stability.

On December 3, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex.

On December 3, the North Korean media reported that the Osandok Prize Sports Contest opened with due ceremony.

On December 4, the North Korean media reported that the State Funeral Committee for Kim Chol Man was formed.

On December 4, the North Korean media emphasized the victory of Korean-style socialism based on the masses.

On December 5, the North Korean media underscored that the North should build its own capacity for science and technology and stated that the power of self-reliance comes from the power of science and technology.

On December 5, the North Korean media reported that the mosaic murals depicting Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected and that their completion ceremony was held.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On December 1, the North Korean media condemned South Korea for participating in the North Korean human rights resolution as a co-sponsor.

On December 2, the North Korean media called on the South to abolish the National Security Law.

On December 3, the North Korean media denounced the ceremony commemorating the 8th anniversary of the deadly North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong Island as “confrontation lunacy.”

On December 4, the North Korean media slammed the South’s air force exercises to maintain combat-readiness.

On December 5, the North Korean media argued that the two Koreas should desist from all military acts that may provoke each other.


【Foreign Affairs】
On December 1-7, the North Korean media reported that Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly made an official visit to Latin America: he met with Diaz-Carnel, president of Cuba’s Council of State (December 1); participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Mexican President (December 7); and visited Cuba again on his way home to meet with Raúl Castro, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (December 7).

On December 2, the North Korean media demanded reflection and resolution from Japan regarding its diplomatic moves concerning the Japanese abduction issue.

On December 3, the North Korean media reported on the outcome of Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s visit to Vietnam.

On December 5, the North Korean media denounced the US’s theory of speed control as a “product of a robber’s mind-set.”

On December 5, the North Korean media condemned Japan’s moves to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

On December 5, the North Korean media reported that Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.