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
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.
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.
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.