On May 18, the North Korean media emphasized that party lines should
be upheld and policies carried through.
On May 19, the North Korean media called on the people to use
standard language or the Pyeongyang ‘cultured language’, instead of
foreign loanwords and hodgepodge language.
On May 19, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae
Ryong gave field guidance at Tanchon Port, the Tanchon Smeltery, the
Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, the Kowon and Sudong coal mines, the
Ryongsong Machine Complex, the February 8 Vinalon Complex, the Hungnam
Electrode Factory, the Hamhung Branch of the State Academy of
Sciences, the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory, and the Sangsan Co-op
Farm in Kowon County, South Hamgyeong Province.
On May 20, the North Korean media underscored that localization of
products is an important political project that aims to instill the
people with national pride and strong patriotism.
On May 21, the North Korean media underlined the program for
education by influence of positive examples.
On May 22, the North Korean media emphasized ideological education
to inculcate young people in the essence of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
On May 22, the North Korean media underscored that the North is
actively protecting biodiversity and fulfilling obligations as a
signatory to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion
of International Day for Biological Diversity.
On May 18, the North Korean media announced a statement calling for
the South to get to the bottom of the May 18 Democratization Movement
and to punish those responsible.
On May 20, the North Korean media criticized the South Korean
military for lax discipline.
On May 19, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the General Association of Koreans in China announced a statement
titled “Japan’s reckless anti-DPRK campaign will only bring ruin.”
On May 20, the North Korean media condemned Japan’s military buildup
including the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces’ plan to introduce 17
Ospreys, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.