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Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from January 5 to 11, 2019 (No. 1447)

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Weekly Report on North Korea from January 5 to 11, 2019 (No. 1447)

【Internal Affairs】
On January 8, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un visited China and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

On January 5, the North Korean media reported that a rally was held in Pyeongyang in order to achieve the targets set out in Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address.

On January 5, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of developing science and technology and nurturing talents.

On January 7, the North Korean media highlighted the improvement in the people’s quality of life mentioned in Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address.

On January 8, the North Korean media emphasized that workers should render selfless, devoted service for the good of the people.

On January 9, the North Korean media reported that the election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly is scheduled to be held on March 10, 2019.

On January 9, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave a reception for an art troupe of Korean schoolchildren in Japan participating in the performances to celebrate the New Year.

On January 11, the North Korean media underscored that “self-reliance” is a strong means of defense of the country against imperialists.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On January 5, the North Korean media reported its assessment that despite foreign interference, progress was made in various cooperation projects between South and North Korea during the year 2018.

On January 7, the North Korean media maintained that the two Koreas should end military hostility by disallowing joint military drills, suspending the introduction of war equipment, and pushing for multilateral negotiations for a transition to a peace regime.


【Foreign Affairs】
On January 5, the North Korean media argued that the US’s insistence on “denuclearization first and then easing sanctions” goes against the ending of hostility.

On January 7, the North Korean media blasted Japan’s new National Defense Program Guidelines and the Mid-Term Defense Plan, declaring that Japan’s persistent path is the way to the defeat it suffered in the past.

On January 8, the North Korean media condemned capitalist society.

On January 1, the North Korean media reported that the vice chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryeon) issued a statement regarding Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address.