His New Year cards went to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People’s Republic of China, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic of Cuba, and Raul Castro Ruz, Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and president of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Bashar Al-Assad, general secretary of the Syria’s Baath Arab Socialist Party and president of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Kim Jong Un sends New Year cards to foreign party, state leaders
Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee meets
The 13th Meeting of the Political Bureau of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place at the office building of the WPK Central Committee on February 5.
Attending it were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, presided over the meeting.
Resolution of Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea adopted a resolution on Sunday.
The following is the full text of the resolution:
It is a very important and urgent task to establish a correct strategy for the development of agriculture and take relevant measures for immediate farming in the present stage of the struggle to promote the overall development of socialist construction.
Early diagnostic and treatment methods based on advanced technologies established
Recently, the research group of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital has raised their medical service level by establishing early diagnostic and treatment methods based on advanced technologies.
It established a diagnostic method of great practical significance in the clinical obstetrical field and introduced it into clinical practice.
Department head Pae Jang Yun said, “To diagnose a congenitally deformed unborn child and take necessary measures is important in raising the stable neonatal birth rate.”
Boy, once desirous of being doctor, becomes academician in electronic engineering
The semiconductor institute of Kim Chaek University of Technology is one of the units which play an important part in boosting production in various sectors of the national economy.
In recent years alone it has developed a variety of electronic devices with locally available raw materials and by relying on new production methods and introduced them into various sectors. They include a custom sensor, output device, rectifier for control, power semiconductors for various purposes, digital temperature relay, digital thermal regulator, water gauge, and flowmeter.
Last year it built an integrated power generation management system at Orangchon Power Station Unit 3, contributing to its completion.
Year of great turn, change
The Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea called on all the Korean people to glorify this year, which marks the 75th anniversary of the DPRK and the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War, as a year of great turn and change.
The outstanding ideas and leadership of the WPK is a decisive guarantee for bringing earlier the future of a prosperous and powerful country by enhancing the dignity and status of the DPRK onto the highest level.
As there is the WPK which leads all the people to dramatic changes and creation as well as the inexhaustible strength of the people sharing ideas, breathing the same breath and keeping pace with the Party Central Committee, the DPRK will glorify this year as a year of great turn and change while surmounting all difficulties persistently and wisely and making a greater leap forward.
Cause of serious water crisis
Among the natural disasters which struck the world last year there was drought which caused serious water crises in many countries.
Europe suffered the most serious damage by drought last year.
Two thirds of the continent sustained damage by the worst drought in 500 years.
Chinese FM critical of provocative remarks of NATO secretary general
The spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry at a routine news briefing on February 2 criticized the NATO secretary general for his provocative remarks.
On his recent tour of the East Asian region, the NATO secretary general intentionally made a fuss about “China’s threat” several times and tried to sour relations between regional countries, he said, noting his behaviour makes people keep a watchful eye on him.
China does not pursue geopolitical scramble and has no intention to threaten other countries, he stated, adding the Asia-Pacific region does not welcome NATO’s cold war mindset and confrontation between camps.
Anniv of victorious battle of Stalingrad celebrated in Russia
Celebratory events took place in Russia’s Volgograd on February 2 to mark the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad.
President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument on Mamaev Hill and paid a silent tribute to the memory of victims.
Speaking at the celebratory concert which followed, he described Stalingrad as a symbol of invincibility and vitality of the Russian people.
Factory boosts production by strengthening technical force
The Pyongyang Mechanical Pencil Factory is pepping up production by introducing a variety of technical innovation plans.
According to Kim Song Ho, chief engineer of the factory, it has increased production by strengthening its own technical force.
The factory runs its sci-tech learning space every day to improve technical knowledge and skills of employees through the discussion of matters helpful in carrying out tasks according to kinds of work and according to time.