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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from December 8 to 14, 2018 (No. 1443)

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장수민
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2018-12-14
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【Internal Affairs】
On December 8, the North Korean media emphasized economic construction by self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

On December 8, the North Korean media reported that the North laid the foundation for the establishment of the Juche iron production system.

On December 9, the North Korean media argued that Korean-style socialism guarantees genuine human rights.

On December 10, the North Korean media reported that the North declared war on abuse of authority, abuse of bureaucracy, and corruption.

On December 11, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un expressed his appreciation to workers toiling for the construction of the Tanchon Power Station.

On December 11, the North Korean media reported on the fishery achievements at the fisheries establishments in the Donghae (East Sea) region and publicized the outcome of field guidance by Kim Jong Un.
 
On December 12, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance to various units including the Sinuiju Textile Mill.

On December 13, the North Korean media underscored that primary party committees, the foundation of county or provincial party committees, should be strengthened to further solidify the party.

On December 13, the North Korean media reported that the completion ceremony of Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 5 was held.

On December 13, the North Korean media assessed the construction works in Pyeongyang while emphasizing Pyeongyang Spirit and Pyeongyang Speed.

Inter-【 Korean Affairs】
On December 12, the North Korean media condemned the ROK military’s decision to deploy more weapons including additional ballistic missile early warning radars and the ROK’s air force exercises to maintain combat-readiness as military moves against détente.

On December 14, the North Korean media denounced the South for increasing its defense budget for 2019.

【Foreign Affairs】
On December 9-10, the North Korean media reported on Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s overseas trip: he met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (December 9); his Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar (December 9); and Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin (December 10).

On December 11, the North Korean media reported that Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, met with the Vietnamese ambassador to North Korea.

On December 11, the North Korean media blasted the US for reapplying a Presidential Determination that prevents non-humanitarian and non-trade-related assistance to the DPRK for Fiscal Year 2019 pursuant to section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

On December 12, the North Korean media slammed Japan’s plan to operate aircraft carriers.

On December 13, the North Korean media called on the US to stop sanctions and pressure on North Korea and to improve bilateral relations while blaming the US for the impasse in negotiations.

On December 14, the North Korean media reported that Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, had a talk with President Impagliazzo Marco of the Community of Sant’Egidio, an Italian organization for humanitarian cooperation.