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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from January 19 to 25, 2019 (No. 1449)

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【Internal Affairs】
On January 24, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un was briefed by Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), on the outcome of his visit to the US.

On January 19, the North Korean media encouraged the people to launch an “all-out attack” in carrying out the five-year plan.

On January 19, the North Korean media called on Party members to involve themselves in the daily lives of the general public and to organize and mobilize them.

On January 20-25, the North Korean media emphasized the “principle of our state first”: the ideological base of the principle is the Juche (self-reliance) idea and Kim Jong Il Patriotism, and the principle is a powerful politico-ideological weapon in the era of Kim Jong Un.

On January 21, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the February 8 Vinalon Complex.

On January 22, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, gave field guidance at the Hadang Chicken Farm.

On January 23, the North Korean media reported that a plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held to discuss ways to carry out the tasks set out in Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address.

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly designated the death anniversaries of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as national memorial days.

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that the “appeal to all Koreans” was adopted at the joint conference of the government, political parties, and organizations.

On January 25, the North Korean media reported that the 9th plenary meeting of the 9th Central Committee of the Youth League was held.

On January 22 and 25, the North Korean media reported that the North established the Korean Ginseng Association and promulgated ginseng law.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On January 20, the North Korean media condemned the ROK military’s mid-term defense program and introduction of F-35A fighters.

On January 23, the North Korean media argued that the two Koreas should push ahead with inter-Korean cooperation and exchange to reopen the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and resume tourism to Mount Geumgang.

On January 24, the North Korean media called for a breakthrough in the movement for the unification of Korea.


【Foreign Affairs】
On January 19, the North Korean media blasted the South Korea-US defense cost deal regarding the South’s share of the cost of stationing American troops.

On January 20, the North Korean media maintained that Kim Yong Chol gained an advantage in negotiations with the US during his visit there.

On January 21, the North Korean media denounced the visit to South Korea by Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea.

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesman for the General Association of Koreans in China issued a statement that the two Koreas should end their military hostilities.

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that the North’s art troupe departed Pyeongyang to visit China, indicating that ties between the two countries are amicable.