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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from July 13 to 19, 2019 (No. 1474)

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장수민
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2019-07-19
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【Internal Affairs】
On July 13, the North Korean media, in an editorial, stated that self-reliance is an eternal lifeline to Korean revolution.

On July 14, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong gave field guidance at the Eunhye cooperative farm in Euncheon, the Wonpyeong cooperative farm in Eunryul, and the Seokjeong cooperative farm in Hwangju; and inspected the water management of Lake Taesong.

On July 15, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of the great army-people unity, saying that it is the basic source that created a self-reliant strong state and a powerful weapon that raised up North Korea.

On July 15, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, inspected farms in South Hwanghae Province.

On July 18, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance in North Hamgyeong Province at the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, the construction site of the Orangchon Power Station, the Chongjin Steel Plant, the Musan Mining Complex, and the Ripseok cooperative farm in Myeonggang.

On July 19, the North Korean media reported that the nomination of candidates for deputies to provincial, city, and county people’s assemblies closed on July 17.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On July 13, the North Korean media stated that the South was the side that diplomatically isolated itself and called on Seoul to implement the inter-Korean declarations independently.

On July 16, the North Korean media urged the South to end its dependence on foreign powers and to carry out the inter-Korean declarations.


【Foreign Affairs】
On July 14, the North Korean media blasted Japan’s restrictions on exports to South Korea.

On July 16, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, condemned the Alliance 19-2 joint military exercises, saying that “This is clearly a breach of the main spirit of June 12 DPRK-US Joint Statement and undisguised pressure upon us.”

On July 16, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, stated that if the Alliance 19-2 exercises are conducted, it would affect the working-level negotiations between Pyeongyang and Washington.

On July 17, the North Korean media reported that North Korean Central Court President Kang Yun Sok, who led the delegation of the Central Court to China, met with Chief Justice Zhou Qiang from the Chinese Supreme People’s Court on July 16.

On July 17, the North Korean media reported that North Korean Central Court President Kang Yun Sok met with the chairman of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Minister of Justice

On July 18, the North Korean media condemned Japan’s argument for the possibility of the South exporting strategic goods to the North regarding its restrictions on exports to the South.

On July 19, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of friendship with Russia on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the DPRK-Russia Joint Declaration.