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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from May 18 to 24, 2019 (No. 1466)

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장수민
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2019-05-24
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【Internal Affairs】
On May 18, the North Korean media emphasized that an increase in grain production is important for the system and that the people should, therefore, focus on rice planting.

On May 19, the North Korean media underlined the establishment of the law-abiding ethos and the function of law enforcement authorities.

On May 20, the North Korean media underscored that the North should carry out the independence line in the policy speech made by Kim Jong Un.

On May 20, the North Korean media emphasized the “Spirit of Gangwon Province” for self-reliance.

On May 20, the North Korean media reported that the opening ceremony for the 22nd Spring International Trade Fair was held.

On May 21, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at the Sunchon Thermal Power Plant, the Chollima Steel Complex, and the Posan Steel Works; the Sindap Co-op in Bongcheon, South Hwanghae Province; and the agricultural area in Baecheon, South Hwanghae Province.

On May 22, the North Korean media reported that a research debate on the policy speech made by Kim Jong Un was conducted.

On May 22, the North Korean media underscored the importance of the Mallima speed movement.

On May 22, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, gave field guidance for the reforestation project in South Pyeongan Province.

On May 23, the North Korean media reported that a national meeting was held to mark the 80th anniversary of the battle victories in the Musan area by forces led by President Kim Il Sung.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On May 18, the North Korean media argued that there is no progress in the resumption of tourism to Mount Geumgang and the Gaeseong Industrial Complex because the South reads the face of foreign forces.

On May 20, the North Korean media refuted the South’s criticism of the strike drill.

On May 21, the North Korean media condemned the 11th round of the Defense Trilateral Talks (DTT) between the ROK, the US, and Japan held in Seoul on May 9.

On May 24, the North Korean media called on the South to depart from the policy of dependence on foreign forces regarding the South Korea-US working group on North Korean affairs.

【Foreign Affairs】
On May 18, the North Korean media reported that Kim Song, permanent representative to the UN, sent the Secretary-General of the UN a letter protesting the US seizure of the DPRK-flagged Wise Honest on May 17.

On May 21, the North Korean media denounced the comments made by former US Vice President Joe Biden on the campaign trail.

On May 21, the North Korean media blasted Japan’s Ministry of Defense for developing a computer virus for defense purposes.

On May 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blamed bad faith by the US for the Hanoi summit breakdown.

On May 24, the North Korean media reported that the statement issued by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (May 14) and the letter sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by the DPRK permanent representative to the UN (May 17) regarding the seizure of a DPRK cargo ship by the US were distributed as the official document A/73/877-S/2019/409 of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council on May 23.