President Kim Il Sung Lauded by Senior Chinese Official

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung was not only the great leader of the Korean people but a close friend of the Chinese people. Li Zhaozhuo, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who is heading its delegation on a visit to the DPRK, said this when interviewed by KCNA. The Chinese people highly praised Kim Il Sung for his immortal exploits performed for the development of the friendly relations between China and the DPRK, he added. Noting that their visit to the Kumsusan Memorial Palace afforded them an opportunity to deepen their veneration for the President, he said:
    The President always lives in the hearts of the people.
    The gifts on display at the International Friendship Exhibition clearly show how profoundly the progressive mankind revere Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
    The Sino-DPRK friendship provided by Kim Il Sung and the leaders of the elder generation of China is now growing stronger under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries, he noted, expressing firm belief that the traditional friendship would be evergreen and immortal.

U.S. Escalated War Moves Assailed

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- The redeployment of U.S. forces in south Korea and the introduction of new type military equipment into south Korea fully reveal the aggressive design of the U.S. administration to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK and force south Koreans to shed blood for ignorant Bush. Alejandro Cao de Benos, chairman of the Association for Friendship with the Korean People, said this in a letter sent to the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the National Democratic Front of South Korea on Aug. 12. The south Korean people have long been deceived by the imperialists' propaganda that Korea's division is necessary for "security," the letter noted and continued:
    But today they understand that the U.S. trumpeters are little different from the robbers aboard the U.S. armed pirate ship "General Sherman." The U.S. imperialists keep south Korea under their occupation to vandalize culture of Korea, plunder it of its resources and use young and middle aged Koreans as cannon fodder. This can never be tolerated any more.
    We will never stop activities for solidarity with the Korean people till the last man of the U.S. aggressor troops has quit south Korea.

GNP's Stand on Probe into Truth about Past History under Fire

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Democratic Front of south Korea issued a statement on Aug. 30 denouncing the row over "pro-north and pro-communism" kicked up by the Grand National Party (GNP), according to Kuguk Jonson Internet site. The statement said: This row once again discloses the nature of the traitorous party steeped in the bad habit of confrontation. This is nothing but a criminal attempt to foil the probe into the truth behind the past history, stamp out what has been achieved by the movement for independence, democracy and reunification and bring back the old era of dictatorship.
    The GNP far-fetchedly insisted that the issue of "pro-north and pro-communism" be included in the objects to be probed after reluctantly responding to the campaign for probing the truth behind the past history which enjoys full support and approval from people of all social strata.
    The people from all walks of life in south Korea should positively struggle to probe the truth behind the past history in order to sternly condemn the crimes of the traitorous party and decisively frustrate the pro-U.S. right-wing forces just as they punished the GNP during the presidential election and the National Assembly election for going against the mind-set of the people.
    For the present, they should brand the quislings of the Democratic Republican Party (DRP), the ancestor of the GNP, as the second group of traitors of 1905 as they received tens of millions of US dollars from Japan as a quid pro quo for signing the "south Korea-Japan agreement", a new fact disclosed these days.
    They should lift their voices strongly demanding a thorough probe into the case and a severe punishment of them.

Sports Games Held to Observe Youth Day

    Hamhung, September 1 (KCNA) -- The national university student sports games for "September 5 Prize" and the 8th national basketball tournament of youth and students for "August 28 Youth Cup" were held in Hamhung from Aug. 24 to Sept. 1 to observe the Youth Day. Men and women teams of Kim Il Sung University took the titles in volleyball matches, players of Kim Hyong Jik University of Education in football and table-tennis (men and women), defense sports (men) and rhythmic gymnastics and players of Choe Hui Suk Hamhung Teacher Training College No.1 in women's defense sports in the university group of the national university student sports games for "September 5 Prize".
    Meanwhile, in the college group, the team of the Pukchong College of Horticulture left others behind in football matches, the men's team of Hamhung College of Quality Control and the women's team of Hamhung College of Electronics and Automation in defense sports games.
    The winners in the 8th national basketball tournament of youth and students for "August 28 Youth Cup" were the men and women cagers of Kim Il Sung University in the university group and cagers of the Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province, Food Administration Station in the working youth group.

National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies Closes

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- The 8th National Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies which had been open since July 22 closed. More than 5,000 items of at least 1,200 kinds of achievements in inventions and new technologies were presented to the exhibition in the forms of spot goods, model, video tape, chart and so on. During the exhibition the work to disseminate and generalize valuable inventions and new technologies took place in various forms and ways and tens of thousands of working people from all walks of life visited it. And technological exchange and circulation of hundreds of new intellectual products were carried out.
    At the closing ceremony Wednesday cups went to highly rated organizations and gold, silver and bronze medals to individuals and appropriate prizes were awarded.
    Present at the ceremony were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials concerned, scientists, technicians, inventors and working people.

Romania-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Association Formed

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- An inaugural ceremony of the Romania-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Association was held in Pitesti County, Romania, on Aug. 28. Vasile Orleanu, chairman of the Supreme Council of the Socialist Party of Romania, in his speech at the ceremony said his party attached great importance to the relations with the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and placed them in the top place in its relations with foreign parties. With the formation of the association, a foundation has been laid for boosting the friendly and cooperative relations between the two parties and two peoples in different fields including culture and economy, he noted, and went on:
    The association will develop to a higher plane the friendly and cooperative relations with the Korean people in the future through an exhibition hall which will be able to permanently display Korean books and photos.
    The development of relations with the WPK will give great strength and courage to our party.
    At the inaugural ceremony he was elected chairman of the Fund Committee of the association and Ciuca Ion, first vice-chairman of the party and chairman of its Arges County Committee, chairman of the association.

DPRK-China Cooperation in Public Health and Medical Science

    Beijing, September 1 (KCNA) -- A 2004-2005 working plan for cooperation in public health and medical science was signed between the ministries of Public Health of the DPRK and the People's Republic of China in Beijing Wednesday. Present at the signing ceremony were the members of the DPRK delegation of public health led by Minister of Public Health Kim Su Hak, DPRK Ambassador to China Choe Jin Su, the executive vice-minister of Public Health of China, and Chinese officials concerned.

U.S. Rejected Worldwide

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- The more desperately the U.S. imperialists resort to unilateralism and pursue the policy of military intervention and war, the stronger resentment and resistance they will meet from the world people and the earlier their decline and doom will come, warns Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article. Noting that the United States is now under fire in the military and economic fields as well as in the political field in all the regions and all countries of the world and it is rebuffed not only by the developing countries but by Western capitalist countries, the article goes on: The world people who love justice and peace and aspire after independence, liberation and social progress are standing up against the U.S. imperialists' arms race and "anti-terrorism war" and strongly urging them to withdraw their aggressor troops from overseas and dismantle their military bases in other countries.
    Noteworthy in the struggle against the U.S. imperialists' moves for aggression and war is that it is getting unprecedentedly fierce assuming massive nature.
    Many more countries and peoples have joined in the anti-U.S. struggle since the U.S. imperialists launched an invasion against Iraq in disregard of international law and the United Nations in March last year. What is also noteworthy in this struggle is that it is now going on in combination with the campaign against Bush's reassumption of office.
    The world people are lifting their voices critical of the U.S. imperialists' policy of aggression and war as regards the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S.
    While paying lip-service to the settlement of the nuclear issue through the six-party talks the U.S. is frantically stepping up the preparations to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK behind the curtain of dialogue. This is triggering off deep concern and resentment among the world people desirous of a peaceful solution to the nuclear issue and the peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
    The U.S. imperialists are standing further isolated internationally than ever before. It is by no means a temporary phenomenon but an inevitable product of the policy of aggression pursued by the successive U.S. governments, particularly, the policy of unprecedentedly bellicose high-handed practices, unilateralism and hegemony frantically followed by the Bush administration.
    Ours is the era of independence in which all the progressive people of the world are standing up against all sorts of domination and subjugation and many more countries are going in for independence. Even those capitalist countries, which once considered the U.S. as "protector," "savior" and "helper", are opposed to the U.S. control and subjugation and aspiring after autonomy and independence. The anti-U.S. sentiment prevailing throughout the world has become an irresistible trend of the present times.

Koguryo Tile Tomb Discovered

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- A tile tomb belonging to Koguryo (B.C.277-A.D.668) has been discovered in Woldang-ri, Sinwon County, South Hwanghae Province, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The tomb was found in the mid-slope of a mountain. The floor, walls and cover of the chamber were made with tiles.
    The remaining part of the tomb is 52 centimeters long, 40 centimeters wide and 29 centimeters high. The width of the cover is 52.5 centimeters.
    The color and raw materials of the tiles, 1.5 centimeters thick, are same with those of the red tiles used in construction in the period of Koguryo.
    Yun Kwang Su, a researcher of the Archaeological Institute under the Academy of Social Sciences told KCNA that it was the first Koguryo tile tomb discovered in the country and it, therefore, was of great academic significance.
    Stone tombs and stone-earth tombs belonging to Koguryo have already been discovered in the country.
    The latest discovery is also indicative of the developed ceramic industry of Koguryo.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Nicaraguan President

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a gift from Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos Geyer. The gift was conveyed to President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Nam Wednesday by new Nicaraguan Ambassador e. p. to the DPRK Harry Agustin Bodan Shields.

Schools Open in Ryongchon

    Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Ceremonies of opening Ryongchon Primary School and Ryongchon College of Agriculture in the DPRK took place on September 1 amidst the blessing of people. These schools were most seriously destroyed when there was a sudden explosion of two wagons at Ryongchon Railway Station on April 22.
    New buildings of these schools have been successfully built earlier than other objects in a matter of a little more than four months to receive students.
    The modern four- and three-story buildings have appeared side by side hundreds of meters away east of the place where they had stood before. The first one has a floor space of nearly 5,000 square meters and the second one 3,000 square meters or almost double the size of the former buildings.
    All classrooms are equipped with modern teaching aids and facilities.
    When the calamity-stricken citizens were at a loss how to bring their living to normal and eradicate the aftermath of the disaster, the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government saw to it that lessons resumed at schools in three days after the accident and directed primary attention to constructing new school buildings and opening them.
    The opening of the new school buildings is the fruition of leader Kim Jong Il's profound loving care for the rising generation and the correct educational policy pursued by the WPK and the DPRK government.
    Among the pupils present at the ceremony were the two pupils, who had been seriously injured in the accident but miraculously survived at Kim Man Yu Hospital in Pyongyang, and their parents. They spoke in excited tone of the benevolent fatherly love shown by Kim Jong Il for them.
    Teaching staff and students attending the ceremonies hardened their determination to make big achievements in education and study, cherishing deep in mind the trust reposed by the party and the state in the younger generation and the advantages of the socialist educational system. The ceremonies were followed by the first lessons.

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Cooperacion Corea-China en sector de salud y ciencia medica

    Beijing, el primero de septiembre (ATCC) -- Quedo rubricado el dia primero en esta capital un plan de ejecucion sobre la cooperacion en el sector de la salud publica y ciencia medica para el periodo de 2004-2005 entre los Ministerios de Salud Publica de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y de la Republica Popular China. En la ceremonia de firmas estuvieron presentes los miembros de la delegacion de salud publica de la RPDC presidida por el ministro de salud publica, Kim Su Hak, y el embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de Corea en China, Choe Jin Su; el viceministro permanente de Salud Publica y otros funcionarios chinos.

Juegos deportivos por el Dia de la Juventud

    Hamhung, el primero de septiembre (ATCC) -- Tuvieron lugar del 24 de agosto al primero de septiembre en la ciudad de Hamhung los Juegos Deportivos Nacionales de los Universitarios por el premio "5 de septiembre" y la VIII Competencia Nacional de Basquetbol de jovenes y estudiantes por "Copa de Juventud 28 de Agosto". Salieron vencedores los jugadores de ambos sexos de la Universidad Kim Il Sung en voleibol de la rama universitaria de los Juegos Deportivos Nacionales de los universitarios por el premio "5 de Septiembre"; los del Instituto Superior Pedagogico Kim Hyong Jik en futbol, ping-pong (m. f.), deporte de defensa nacional (m.) y gimnasia artistica; y los de la Escuela Normal No.1 de Hamhung Choe Hui Suk en el deporte de defensa nacional (f.).
    Y en la rama de escuelas especializadas fueron destacados los jugadores de la Escuela Especializada de Floricultura de Pukchong en futbol; los masculinos de la Escuela Especializada de Control de Calidad y las feminas de la de Automatizacion Electronica de Hamhung en el deporte de defensa nacional.
    En la VIII competencia Nacional de Basquetbol de jovenes y estudiantes por "Copa de Juventud 28 de Agosto" ocuparon los primeros lugares los jugadores de ambos sexos de la Universidad Kim Il Sung y los jugadores de la Empresa de Administracion de Cereales del distrito de Hamju de la provincia de Hamgyong del Sur.

Asociacion de amistad y cultural Rumania-RPDC

    Pyongyang, 2 de septiembre (ATCC) -- La Asociacion de Amistad y Cultural Rumania-Republica Popular Democratica de Corea quedo constituida el 28 de agosto en la provincia de Pitesti. Vasile Orleanu, presidente del Consejo Supremo del Partido Socialista de Rumania, al pronunciar un discurso, dijo que su entidad atribuye suma importancia a las relaciones con el Partido del Trabajo de Corea y las antepone a todas las relaciones con los partidos de otros paises y anadio que la constitucion de la asociacion de amistad y cultural dio un cimiento capaz de ampliar y desarrollar mas las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion entre los dos partidos y pueblos en los sectores de cultura, economia, etc.
    Senalo que a traves de la exposicion permanente de libros y fotos de Corea, la Asociacion desarrollara mas las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion con el pueblo coreano y subrayo que el desarrollo de relaciones con el PTC dara gran fuerza y estimulo a su partido.
    Como presidente de fondo de la asociacion fue electo Vasile Orleanu y como presidente, Ciuca Ion, primer vicepresidente del Partido Socialista y presidente del comite provincial de Arges.