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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from November 2 to 8, 2019 (No. 1490)

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장수민
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2019-11-08
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【Internal Affairs】

On November 7, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un sent a wreath and expressed deep condolences over the death of Hwang Hong Sik, former deputy department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

On November 4, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, gave field guidance at the construction site of the hot spring tourist area in Yangdeok, South Pyeongan Province.

On November 7, the North Korean media reported that the women’s DPRK football team defeated its South Korean rival in the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship in Thailand and advanced into the finals.

On November 8, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at different units of the most important sectors of the national economy, including the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, the Chonsong Youth Coal Mine, the February 8 Jikdong Youth Coal Mine, the Inpho Youth Coal Mine, the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Wonsan Rolling-Stock Complex, the livestock farming base in the Sepho area, and the construction site of the Sepho Army-People Power Station.

 

【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On November 2, the North Korean media condemned the ROK military for planning to introduce new weapons including F-35A fighter jets and advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) and for conducting the Hwarang military drills.

On November 7, the North Korean media denounced the ROK Prime Minister for visiting Japan and meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

 

【Foreign Affairs】

On November 2, the North Korean media reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a reply to the congratulatory message from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of China.

On November 2, the North Korean media reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the reply to Kim Jong Un’s congratulatory message, condemned Japan for claiming that it might “exercise its right to collective self-defense in space.”

On November 5, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, denounced the United State for “re-listing the DPRK as a state sponsor of terrorism.”

On November 6, the North Korean media reported that Kwon Jong Gun, a roving ambassador, slammed the US Department of Defense for planning to conduct air drills with the ROK in December.

On November 7, the North Korean media reported that the North’s ambassador for ties with Japan, Song Il Ho, blasted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for taking issue with the DPRK’s test-firing of super-large multiple rocket launchers.