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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from December 15 to 21, 2018 (No. 1444)

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장수민
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2018-12-21
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【Internal Affairs】
On December 17, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death.

On December 17, the North Korean media encouraged the people to direct all their energy into the construction of an economic power while highlighting “Kim Jong Il’s patriotism.”

On December 18, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at various units including a fish farm.

On December 18, the North Korean media emphasized the overcoming of the abuse of power and bureaucracy.

On December 20, the North Korean media underscored the rejection of bourgeois ideology and culture and the importance of class education.

On December 20, the North Korean media reported on the scientific and technological achievements that have driven economic growth.

On December 21, the North Korean media reported that the construction of public buildings including apartment houses in Samjiyeon was nearing completion.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On December 15, the North Korean media reported that the inter-Korean talks on sports were underway.

On December 16, the North Korean media condemned the ROK military commanders’ meeting.

On December 17, the North Korean media argued for the immediate abolition of the South’s National Security Law.

On December 18, the North Korean media denounced the South’s increase in defense spending and its introduction of US weapons.


【Foreign Affairs】
On December 15, the North Korean media blasted Australia’s decision to deploy patrol aircraft to help enforce the United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

On December 16, the North Korean media called for the US to change its “maximum pressure” campaign.

On December 17, the North Korean media reported that a United Nations Security Council meeting on human rights in North Korea failed to be convened.

On December 19, the North Korean media reported that a protocol on sports exchange with China for 2019 was signed.

On December 19, the North Korean media reported that because the North made a decision on denuclearization, there would be no change in the situation.

On December 20, the North Korean media maintained that the North Korea-US impasse was due to the US’s unilateral demand for the North’s denuclearization.