On July 8-9, the North Korean media reported
that Kim Jong Un paid his respects at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun
and participated in a national meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of
the death of Kim Il Sung.
On July 6, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of
setting the tone of valuing quantitative numbers, saying that “(The
people) should engage in production and business activities based on
On July 6, the North Korean media reported on the progress in the
construction of the hot spring tourist area in Yangdeok, South
On July 7, the North Korean media reported that the North announced
the list of eligible voters for the election of deputies for
provincial, city, and county people’s assemblies.
On July 9, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae
Ryong gave field guidance at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill,
the Sunchon Chemical Complex, and a cooperative farm in Seongcheon,
South Pyeongan Province.
On July 10, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice
chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), provided field guidance
at the western coastal tidelands now being reclaimed including the
Kumgang tideland and the Ansok tideland, and many tidelands in
Jeungsan and Pyeongwon, South Pyeongan Province.
On July 10, the North Korean media reported that the pit-tunneling
is nearing the final stage and the construction of the waterway tunnel
is proceeding in earnest at the construction site of the Tanchon Power Station.
On July 10, the North Korean media, amid continued drought, called
on the people to push ahead with the work to prevent drought damage
including the securing of more sources of water.
On July 11, the North Korean media
reported that the Policy Research Director of the Institute for
American Studies under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a
statement, condemned the South’s introduction of F-35A stealth fighter
jets and argued that the North would have no choice but to develop and
test “special armaments.”
On July 6, the North Korean media
reported that the North showed “humanitarian leniency” and expelled an
Australian student who had been held for anti-DPRK acts.
On July 6, the North Korean media denounced Japan’s comment on
“complete implementation” of the resolutions imposing sanctions on
North Korea, which was made at the G-20 summit meeting in Osaka on
On July 11, the North Korean media, on the occasion of the 58th
anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship,
Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, argued that friendship between
North Korea and China will be further solidified.
On July 11, the North Korean media reported that Jo Yong Sam,
director-general of the Information Department of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, met with his Chinese counterpart Lu Kang.
On July 12, the North Korean media reported that a delegation of the
International Department of the WPK led by Kim Song Nam, the first
vice director of the WPK, met with Wang Huning, a member of the
Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of
China (CPC) Central Committee.