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Kim Jong Un sees performance given to mark Lunar New Year’s Day

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, on Jan 25 saw together with his wife Ri Sol Ju the performance given in celebration of Lunar New Year’s Day at the Samjiyon Theatre In Pyongyang.

Singers of major art troupes gave the performance, including the band of the State Affairs Commission, Samjiyon Orchestra and State Merited Chorus.

They sang in praise of the greatness of the WPK that is demonstrating to the whole world the might and prestige of the country as it ushers in a new era of miracle and change unprecedented in human history by overcoming all ordeals and difficulties facing the revolution.

They staged songs reflecting the feeling of profound reverence and gratitude towards Kim Jong Un who develops the WPK into a mighty guiding force of the revolution and ushers in a golden age in building a revolutionary party and toward the Party as well, and revolutionary songs reflecting the indomitable will and spirit of all the Korean people to go along the path of loyalty to the end of the earth following the Supreme Leader and the Party.

The performance ended with narrative poem, orchestra and male chorus We’ll Travel One Road Forever.

Electricity production process established at fertilizer factory

The Namhung Youth Chemical Complex in South Phyongan Province of the DPRK has built a power generation process with a capacity of well over 10 000kWs by rationally remodelling the process of treating steam of a large boiler for the supply of steam for fertilizer production.

The power generation process which launched into trial production late last year now turns out thousands of kilowatts of momentary power, and it will reportedly satisfy the electricity needs of a county when it gets into normal operation.

Vocabularies show Koreans’ customs of Lunar New Yea’s Day celebration

January 25 was lunar New Year’s Day.

In the Korean language there are many words showing the lunar New Year’s Day celebration customs of the Korean people which have long been passed on.

League of Arab States secretary general denounces Israel’s territorial ambition

The secretary general of the League of Arab States in a statement on Jan 23 said that Israeli politicians’ recent remarks that they would annex part of the West Bank show that Israeli leaders’ political recklessness has reached an unprecedentedly high level. He asserted that Israel’s bid to seize territory would have no practical effect in ensuring the legal status of occupied territories but rather worsen the situation and result in eliminating the chance for providing a peaceful solution to the problem.

The Pyongyang Times

Winter youth Olympics held

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games were held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In the recent event drawing 1 872 players from 79 countries and regions, Russia bagged a total of 29 medals and took the first place in the total medal tally.

Many Japanese say nay to constitutional revision

According to the Jiji news agency’s nationwide survey conducted on the constitutional revision in Japan between Jan 10 and 13, the respondents who opposed the revision under the Abe regime accounted for 45.9 percent, or a 4.6 percent increase as compared to the survey result of August last year.

The Pyongyang Times

Technical innovation movement stimulates economic development

In January 1980, the DPRK organized technical innovation shock brigades by involving competent technicians, workers, inventors and officials in all economic sectors and units.

The technical innovation shock brigades were named after April 15 in October that year with a well-knit command system. Since then, they played a pivotal role in solving technical innovation problems arising in factories and enterprises.

Schoolchildren on ‘1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation’ march pass Hyangsan

Schoolchildren from across the country on a “1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation” march passed Hyangsan.

On Jan 22 they left Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung, and entered Hyangsan county town on Friday after passing Kaechon City and Kujang County.

Organic farming encouraged

Farms in South Hwanghae Province have actively applied organic farming.

The Raerim Cooperative Farm in Jaeryong County produced thousands of tons of fermented manure Sinyang 2 to spread it to paddy and non-paddy fields.

New coronavirus widespread in China

According to data issued by the state commission of hygiene and health of China on Jan 25, the pneumonia cases who were confirmed to be infected by a new-type coronavirus numbered 1 287 as of Jan 24 and dozens of them already lost their lives.

At present 13 967 people who made contact with infected persons are under medical observation.

Lunar New Year’s Day marked

Marking lunar New Year’s Day, the people from all walks of life visited the the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, sacred temple of Juche, to make a bow to the portraits bearing the beaming images of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.

Lots of working people, youth and students and service personnel paid their respects to the statues of the President and the Chairman and the portraits bearing their smiling images on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang and in other parts of the country.

The secret of silk thread boost

Production is on the rise at the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill from the beginning of the year amid the innovation drive of women workers.

To return favour

Cuban foreign minister voices support for Venezuela

The Cuban foreign minister in an article on his Twitter account on Jan 20 expressed the invariable stand of the Cuban government to support the Bolivar revolution, saying that the US will be unable to check Cuba’s support for and solidarity with Venezuela by dint of any lies.

The Pyongyang Times

Joint rallies support WPK CC Plenum decisions

Joint rallies of officials and members of working people’s organizations were held in Pyongyang and all the provinces on Jan 24 to vow to carry through the tasks set forth at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Agricultural workers and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea also met on Friday in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung in Chongsan-ri to pledge to fulfil the tasks assigned by the plenum of the WPK Central Committee.

New corona virus infection rapidly spreads over the world

According to the Chinese state commission of hygiene and health, a new type of corona virus has rapidly spread over 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) of China, increasing the number of patients to 830 and killing 25 of them as of Jan 23.

Infected cases are also on the rise in the US, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and other countries and regions.

Thailand puts Chinese tourists in strict quarantine

The Thai Public Health Ministry announced a decision on Jan 21 to intensify measures to put Chinese tourists entering Thailand in quarantine.

As China confirmed that the new type of corona virus would be transmitted between people, Thailand should take steps to more strictly control it, said an official of the ministry. Additional detectors have been installed at the airports which run direct flights to Thailand from China’s Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen, he noted.

Russian defence ministry denounces US

The Russian defence ministry in a recent statement strongly criticized the US for its persistent armed provocations that violate international law, infringe the sovereignty of nations and threaten regional stability and security, saying the US is straining the situation in the Middle East with the dispatch of troop reinforcements to it.

The Pyongyang Times

Korean women table-tennis players qualify for 32nd Olympics

DPRK women table-tennis players, Kim Song I, Kim Nam Hae, Cha Hyo Sim and Pyon Song Gyong, qualified for the 32nd Olympics in the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament.

The qualifications for the Olympics, which opened in Portugal on Jan 22, drew men and women players from over 30 countries and regions, including the DPRK, India, Sweden and Hong Kong of China.

DPRK embassy in Beijing hosts reception in celebration of Lunar New Year

The DPRK embassy in Beijing hosted a reception on Jan 22 in celebration of Lunar New Year’s Day.

Present there at invitation were Luo Zhaohui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of China, and other officials concerned.

Russia decries US for anti-Cuba blockade

Maria Zakharova, official spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, in a press conference on Jan 23 demanded the US lift the anti-Cuba blockade at once as she vehemently condemned the US sanctions as an intolerable act. The travel ban the US recently enacted proves that the US administration deliberately disregards the current world order related to human rights protection in order to strangle the Cuban economy, she noted.

The Pyongyang Times

Railway bureau makes it with strict control, innovation

The Pyongyang Railway Bureau fulfilled its transport plan for early January at 100.5 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last year and transported over 494 000 tons of more freight than scheduled.

According to Yun Myong Chol, a section chief of the bureau, it is in charge of railway transport in the western part of the country where there are large industrial establishments such as the Pukchang Thermal Power Complex, Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and Sangwon Cement Complex and main granaries including the Jaeryong and Yonbaek plains and takes up a large share in the total freight transportation of the country.

Global warming alarms mankind with disasters

The world is now suffering severe damages from extreme weathers caused by global warming.

It is giving rise to such catastrophic consequences as melting away of glaciers, rising of the sea level, acidification of the ocean, petrifaction of coral reefs, frequent droughts and fires, severe heat waves, destructive storms and extinction of animals and plants.