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National memorial service held on 30th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's demise

Thirty years have passed since President Kim Il Sung, founder and eternal leader of the dignified Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and benevolent father of all the Korean people, passed away.

The days and months since then constitute the decades of noble succession and great changes, in which the significance in world history of the greatness and revolutionary exploits of the peerlessly great man, who ushered in a new era of independence under the banner of Juche in the centre of the 20th century and created a new history of modern Korea, the first prospering socialist state in the East, has been strikingly highlighted in the world, and in which the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK have achieved shining victories in accomplishing the great historic cause of building a rich country with a strong army as desired by the President.

In those exciting days, his august name and sacred image served as a beacon that hardened all the people's faith in sure victory and indomitable will, and his revolutionary ideology and exploits served as a struggle banner teaching the ever-victorious strategy and as a solid foundation for steady advance and leaps forward.

At this moment of commemorating the lapse of 30 years of great immortality, not only the generations that grew up under his care but also all the younger generations who have grown up cherishing his noble image and august name in their hearts pay the highest tribute to him, recollecting with the deepest reverence the whole life of the great sage of the revolution, which will shine forever as a model of genuine life and struggle for all future generations.

A national memorial service took place at Kim Il Sung Square on July 8 on the 30th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.

Agricultural workers move into new houses in Nyongbyon County

July 13, 2024

New farmhouses have been built at the Wonum Farm in Nyongbyon County, North Phyongan Province.

Present at the ceremony for moving into new houses were Ryu Song Hyok, secretary of the North Phyongan Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials, builders and agricultural workers in Nyongbyon County.

Choe Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial People's Committee, made a congratulatory speech and the licences for the use of houses were conveyed.

Coming grave threat to be deterred by stronger strategic counteraction

July 13, 2024

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released a statement entitled “We will deter the imminent grave threat by dint of stronger strategic counteraction” on July 12.

The statement said:

The US revealed its sinister intention to further strengthen collusion between NATO and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region, branding as a "threat" the just and legitimate exercise of sovereignty by such independent states as the DPRK, at a NATO summit held in Washington.

Intangible cultural heritage and its protection

July 13, 2024

National heritage involves tangible, intangible and natural heritage elements.

Intangible cultural heritage is the spiritual and cultural asset created by a nation in the course of historical development.

In other words, it is a legacy created and constantly conveyed in the mental and cultural realms of humans, including traditional customs, social conditions, knowledge and talents, and means and tools associated with it, which a certain social group, organization or individual recognizes as part of their culture.

Fitness centre relieves fatigue

July 13, 2024

The Kumnung Sports Centre, which is located in the East Pyongyang area, is a favourite haunt of many ranging from young people desirous of having a strong physique to women keen on a slim body, persons with functional disorders and those feeling inconvenience due to fatigue. 

“Over ten years have passed since the centre opened, and many clients visit here,” said Ri Un Hye, a staffer in charge of service.

The apparatus exercise hall is most crowded.

Sparklers spark interest of customers

July 13, 2024

There is the Changgwang Sparkler Shop on Rimhung Street newly built in the Hwasong area of Pyongyang. Since it opened in May, it has attracted a lot of customers. The goods of the shop especially awakens the curiosity of children who come here with their parents or grandparents.

According to Ra Jong Mi, a saleswoman of the shop, they sell sparklers like sparkling dragonfly and tops for outdoor use only and sparkling sticks which can be used indoors as well. Dozens of kinds of sparklers, including sparkling fountain, lead the children into the ecstasy and mystery of fireworks, she said. 

Customers choose sparklers to buy, seeing videos about various kinds of sparklers on show on TV in front of the display stand.

Japan-based US forces root cause of misfortune of Okinawa

July 13, 2024

Shortly ago, a sexual assault by a GI against a local girl was disclosed in Okinawa, Japan.

It was reported that a soldier belonging to the US Air Force in Okinawa abducted the girl under 16 to rape her in late December last year. In May, a marine belonging to the US forces in Okinawa wounded a woman after sexually assaulting her.

As is known, murders, rapes and sexual assaults by the US forces frequently occurred in Okinawa Prefecture, where over 70 percent of Japan-based US forces’ installations are concentrated, for the past decades.

Jordanian FM exposes Israel’s impure attempt

July 13, 2024

At a joint press conference with the chief of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees on July 9, the Jordanian Foreign Minister rejected Israel’s denunciation against the organization.

In connection with the fact that shortly ago Israel found fault with the UNRWA that it had established contact with Hamas, he described this as a mean act to slander the organization politically and obliterate the cause of Palestine.

The aim of Israel is to eradicate the organization and deprive the Palestinians of their rights for founding an independent state, he added.

Memorial services for President Kim Il Sung held abroad

July 12, 2024

Memorial meetings took place in Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Finland from July 5 to 7 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung.

Speeches were made at the meetings attended by personages of political parties, parliaments, organizations and institutions, members of the Juche idea study organizations and organizations for friendship and solidarity with the Korean people.

A member of the Central Executive Committee of the Myanmar Journalist Association said that the world progressives still remember President Kim Il Sung, the elder statesman in the 20th century, as his exploits are so great.

Iron horse in the campaign to defend socialism

July 12, 2024

A sea of farm machines has been spread on socialist fields.

In May 2016, General Secretary Kim Jong Un visited the exhibition of machinery and equipment the working people of the DPRK made as a gift of labour presented to the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea.  After seeing a new model of 80hp tractor, he said that the tractor is an iron horse in the campaign to defend socialism and that it looked wonderful and it is a precious creation brought about by self-reliance.

He attached such a deep meaning to the tractor, which is nothing more than a farm machine, because only when there are such farm machines that are as good as military hardware in the agricultural sector, can the agricultural sector, the first-line trench of the forward echelon in the campaign to defend socialism, be defended and can farmers be freed from labour-consuming work.

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