On August 26 and 28, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong
Un presided over the 17th meeting of the Political Bureau and the 5th
meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the 7th Central Committee
of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and took stock of the damage
inflicted by a typhoon in South Hwanghae Province.
On August 22, the North Korean media called on the people to devote
themselves to the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK.
On August 25, the North Korean media extolled the leader of building
the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary
of Songun (military-first) Day and emphasized the importance of
carrying on his spirit.
On August 25, the North Korean media reported that Vice Chairman Pak
Pong Ju of the WPK Central Committee and Premier Kim Tok Hun gave
field guidance at the construction site for building carbon 1 chemical industry.
On August 26, the North Korean media called on officials to be
faithful, responsible, and dedicated to minimize damage from natural
disasters including heavy rainfall and strong wind in all sectors of
On August 27, the North Korean media underscored cooperation between
units for economic construction to achieve prosperity by self-reliance
before the 8th Congress of the WPK.
On August 27, the North Korean media reported that the North is
developing an intelligent medical service system for Pyongyang General Hospital.
On August 27, the North Korean media condemned South Korean
lawmakers for opposing the passage of a law prohibiting the scattering
of anti-North Korea leaflets.
On August 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson
for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and Their
Bereaved Families demanded Japan’s apology and compensation on the
75th anniversary of the sinking of the Ukishima Maru, a Japanese naval
transport vessel, and the killing of the Korean people onboard.