Rodong Sinmun on Triumphing Socialism

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- It is a law governing the development of history that mankind is going in for socialism and it is sure to triumph despite all sorts of challenges and turns and twists. The trend of the development of the history towards socialism is irresistible. This is the truth proved once again by the developments this year. Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a by-lined article. It goes on:
    It is a law governing the development of the history that the humankind is going in for socialism.
    The broad strata of world people fervently support socialism, keenly aware that socialism is the only way of leading a worthy life and independently carving out their destinies.
    It is a law-governed process that socialism is winning a victory after victory and is sure to achieve a final triumph.
    The progressive political parties in many countries regarding socialism as their ideology are growing strong in their influence and the loud voices highly praising the validity and vitality of socialism rang out from them. It is a noteworthy development this year that intensified actions were reported from different countries and regions of the world to support and defend socialism.
    Socialism, the most popular society capable of bringing independence to the popular masses, is sure to triumph thanks to its scientific accuracy and progressive nature and the people's dynamic drive.

Greetings to Syrian President

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Bashar Al-Assad, president of Syria, Wednesday on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the corrective movement in Syria. The message said that the Korean people are pleased with the fact that the friendly Syrian government and people have successfully carried forward the cause of Hafez Al-Assad, the leader of advance. It sincerely wished the president and people of Syria greater success in their efforts to smash the outside pressure and challenge and protect the sovereignty and security of the country and regional peace and achieve fresh progress and prosperity.

Anti-U.S., Anti-War Rally for Peace Held in Seoul

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- An anti-U.S., anti-war rally for peace reportedly took place near the U.S. embassy in Seoul on Nov. 12 under the sponsorship of the Reunification Solidarity and the All-People Solidarity of south Korea. The permanent representative chairman of the Reunification Solidarity, the vice-chairperson of the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and other speakers at the rally called for staging resistance to the last against the U.S. imperialists keen to keep the Korean nation divided forever. They declared that their organizations would launch more dynamic actions to put an end to the U.S. domination and treacherous acts of the "Grand National Party".
    For the present everybody should come out in the actions against the U.S. sanctions against the DPRK, the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek and the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. FTA, they urged.
    A resolution read out at the rally said that the organizations would stage a fierce anti-U.S. and anti-war struggle to clear this land of the U.S. threat of war. Then the participants held a ceremony of tearing the Stars and Stripes to pieces.

Head of Mongolian Delegation on DPRK's Successes in Architecture

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Tseveenravdan Batbayar, vice-president of the Union of Mongolian Architects who is leading its delegation on a visit to the DPRK, referred to the successes achieved by the DPRK in the field of architecture, when interviewed by KCNA on Nov. 14. He said it is world startling achievements that the Korean people built the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Arch of Triumph, the Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification, the Mansudae Assembly Hall and other edifices by their own efforts and with their wisdom.
    Monumental structures standing in various parts of Pyongyang are magnificent and peculiar in their architectural style and profound in their ideological and artistic contents, he noted, and went on:
    What drew our particular attention is the Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification.
    The monument reflecting the unanimous aspiration of the Korean people to surely achieve the country's reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, is a peculiar structure which we have never seen before.
    We were deeply impressed by the fact that all the structures in the DPRK are of popular character. Architectural art based on the popular character represents the true picture of the peculiar architectural art in the DPRK.
    All the successes made by the Korean people in the field of architecture are the fruition of the dynamic leadership of Kim Jong Il, genius of architecture. Our visit to the Paektusan Architectural Institute offered us an opportunity to know better about the successes made by the DPRK in construction. From the architectural point of view, all the structures in Pyongyang are in perfect artistic harmony with each other as they are national in style and meet the contemporary need of architectural beauty.
    The Union of Mongolian Architects will boost exchange and cooperation with the Korean Union of Architects and positively contribute to the development of the long-standing friendly relations between the two countries.

Immediate Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq Demanded in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- The People's Action against the Troop Dispatch, an anti-war organization of south Korea, reportedly called a press conference in Seoul on Nov. 10 to demand withdrawal of "Jaitun" unit from Iraq. Speakers at the press conference said that the "government" is seeking to lay a "motion" at the "National Assembly" with a view to fooling people and extending the period of the stay of the unit in Iraq.
    They stressed that the results of the recent mid-term election in the U.S. heralded the bankruptcy of the U.S. unilateral military hegemonism and showed that the "reconstruction" units dispatched to Iraq cannot play a positive role.

Patient with Serious Burn Recovered His Health

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- It is a beautiful trait of the Korean people to devote their all for the society and the collective, regarding other's trouble as their own. In particular, medical workers make no scruple to render their own blood and skin to patients. Such things are often to happen in the DPRK.
    It was in the latter half of April that a worker with serious burns was hospitalized to the Hospital attached to the Ministry of Railways.
    He was in a critical condition owing to a third-degree burn on the 62 percent of his whole body and laryngeal edema caused by windpipe burn. Medical workers of the hospital buckled down treatment to bring the patient back to life. They held an emergency consultation and took concrete measures. And they put their heart and soul into the treatment day and night.
    On the day when the third skin grafting operation was held, the director, officials, doctors and nurses and even a 70-year old doctor of the hospital donated pieces of their skin to the patient.
    Thanks to the 18 times of blood transfusion, application of various medicines, 8 times of surgeries, big and small, and warm care shown by doctors and nurses, the patient grew better and had his health recovered some 150 days after his hospitalization. Choe Po Sun, vice-director in charge of technology, told KCNA that the efforts of the collective which is united with the same idea and will wrought such a miracle and the resurrection of the patient could be seen only under the Korean-style socialist system in which the people's life is valued most.

Anniversary of Corrective Movement in Syria Observed

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- The Corrective Movement in Syria on Nov. 16, 1970 was a historic movement that reflected the desire of the Syrian people to protect the independence of the country and the dignity of the nation and build independent new Syria, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article devoted to the 36th anniversary of the movement. The article says:
    The U.S. and its ally Israel, regarding Syria holding high the banner of independence against imperialism as a thorn in their eyes, have worked hard to break the anti-imperialist independent stand and the will of the Syrian Arab people, employing every conceivable despicable method such as interference in its internal affairs, military threat and economic sanctions.
    No machinations of the enemies could bring the Syrian Arab people confident of the justice of their cause to their knees.
    The Syrian Arab people are now hastening the construction of independent and prosperous new Syria while smashing the moves of the enemies against Syria under the leadership of their President Bashar Al-Assad.
    The Korean people send support and solidarity to the Syrian Arab people in their struggle to retake the Golan Heights from Israel, achieve territorial integrity and find a comprehensive and just solution to the Middle East issue.
    The just struggle of the Syrian Arab people steadfastly advancing along the road of independence against imperialism is sure to yield a desired result.

Balderdash of Lawmaker from GNP Assailed

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Lawmaker from the Grand National Party of south Korea Jong Hyong Gun recently let loose sheer nonsense that the Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) is an "organization for operations" and the KSDP is just a cover name, not content with groundlessly slandering the north. A spokesman for the Central Committee of the KSDP issued a statement Thursday in this regard. Vehemently denouncing the GNP as a group of anti-reunification traitors, the statement continued:
    The KSDP has long been recognized as a political party as it has waged a ceaseless struggle for the prosperity of the country and its independent and peaceful reunification against flunkeyism and dogmatism since its foundation. Such being a hard fact, Jong did not hesitate to let loose such vituperation against the KSDP. This was prompted by his sinister intention to falsify truth and mislead public opinion.
    His reckless remarks can not be viewed as his personal view. They reflect the view of the GNP keen on inciting confrontation between the fellow countrymen and breeding plots against the country's reunification and the north.
    We will never pardon the GNP keen on hatching plots against the north and inciting confrontation with it while hurling mud at the dignified political system in it.

Japan's Action to Ban Entry of Ship "Mangyongbong-92" Assailed

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- The Korean Committee for Aiding Overseas Koreans in a statement issued Thursday vehemently denounced the Japanese reactionaries' hostile policy towards the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and their acts to exterminate the Koreans in Japan including their action to ban the entry of the DPRK Ship "Mangyongbong-92" and strongly demanded an immediate halt to these acts. Recalling that some days ago the Japanese Diet passed the Cabinet's "proposal on sanctions" which calls for banning the entry of the DPRK's large cargo and passenger ship "Mangyongbong-92" under the pretext of its missile firing exercise and nuclear test, the statement said:
    By banning the entry of the above-said ship by law the Japanese authorities perpetrated the thrice-cursed criminal act of totally blocking the humanitarian navigation because this action prevented the compatriots in Japan from visiting their beloved families and relatives in the homeland to inquire after their health, call on sick persons and have ceremonial occasions together.
    This glaringly revealed before the very eyes of the world that Japan is not a law-abiding state but a tundra of human rights as it is ceaselessly enacting various kinds of evil laws aimed at violating people's right to existence and sovereignty. Through the above-said action the Japanese reactionaries are intensifying various forms of control and suppression of Koreans in Japan in a bid to detain them and keep them from properly breathing in Japan.
    The DPRK's launch of missiles and nuclear test have nothing to do with Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan because they were proper measures for self-defence to cope with the U.S. imperialists' moves for a preemptive nuclear attack and protracted harsh sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK.
    Nevertheless, the Japanese reactionaries are recklessly taking the lead in joining the U.S. imperialists in their military provocations and sanctions against the DPRK like thieves crying "Stop the thief!" They are mean enough to Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan as the main targets of their attack and violence.
    Any form of sanctions against Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan means an infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and it is the firm stand of the Korean people to respond to sanctions with retaliation.
    The Japanese reactionaries' persistent moves to intensify the political suppression and persecution against Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan would only heighten the hatred and grudge of the Korean people against Japan, their sworn enemy, and make them merciless in their actions from A to Z.

DPRK Young Soccer Team Back Home

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- The DPRK team returned home today after participating in the AFC Under-19 Soccer Championship. They were warmly greeted by Kwak Pom Gi, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Choe Nam Gyun, minister of Food Procurement and Administration who is chairman of the Korean Football Association, Mun Jae Dok, chairman of the Korean Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, Pang Chol Gap, chairman of the Pyongyang City People's Committee, and officials in the field of sports.
    Sportspersons in the city warmly congratulated the footballers on their success, presenting them with floral necklaces and bouquets.

Kim Jong Il’s Field Guidance to Work in Various Domains in Jongphyong County

    Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the work in various domains in Jongphyong County. The first leg of his guidance was the construction site of the Kumjingang Kuchang Power Station.
    He climbed the dam rising as high as a mountain on which he was briefed on the power station. He learned in detail with the progress made in the project, looking down on a vast reservoir and going round the construction site.
    The project has reached a final stage though it is not long since the construction of the power station started, he said, adding that this signal success is a striking demonstration of the persevering spirit and will of the officials and other working people in Jongphyong County which has a tradition of an indomitable struggle. He highly appreciated the achievements made by people in the county, noting that they have built a lot of structures by highly displaying the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance, turning the county into a place better to live in.
    He underscored the need to successfully build the power station into a structure of lasting value and set forth tasks and ways to do so.
    The next leg of his guidance was the Kwangpho Duck Farm. Making the round of the newly built processing shop, he sent high appreciation and thanks to the builders and employees of the farm for having devoted themselves to the prosperity of the country.
    Ducks belong to poultry of great economic value as it is easy to raise them and they provide highly nutritious meat and eggs, he said, stressing the need to raise ducks in a big way.
    Noting that it is important to satisfactorily solve the problem of feed in order to keep the production of duck going at a high rate, he underlined the need for those cooperative farms in charge of feed for this farm to steadily boost the yield of grains. He called for earnestly conducting researches into ducks of good stock which grow fast while consuming less feed and developing them and widely applying technology for putting the breeding on a scientific basis to suit the physiological characteristic of ducks. The Kwangpho Duck Farm is a historic farm associated with the great efforts made by President Kim Il Sung who was so considerate of the work to provide the people with a lot of meat and eggs, he said, stressing the need to continue energetically pushing ahead with the process of modernizing and scientizing the farm and dynamically going ahead with a long-term plan to boost the production capacity and thus set a model for the production of livestock products.
    While providing field guidance to South Hamgyong Province, he set forth tasks to be undertaken to put the economic work in the province on a higher stage. South Hamgyong Province has a great role to play in the nation's economic development as it has many key industries including chemical, machine-building and mining industries, he noted, expressing expectation and conviction that the province would perform a vanguard role in making a breakthrough towards a fresh leap forward. He was accompanied by Hong Song Nam, chief secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Kim Phung Gi, chairman of the South Hamgyong Provincial People's Committee, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Pak Nam Gi, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jang Song Thaek and Ri Jae Il, first vice department directors of the same.

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Kim Jong Il dirige central hidroelectrica del rio Kumjin

    Pyongyang, 16 de noviembre (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea y Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, dirigio sobre el terreno la Central Hidroelectrica Juventud Hungbong de Kumjingang, construida en el distrito de Hamju. Tras escuchar explicaciones ante el panorama de la planta, recorrio la cabina de generadores y la de distribucion electrica enterandose en detalles del estado de construccion de la central y de su produccion de electricidad.
    Al ver los generadores y la sala de control computarizado, elogio altamente el hecho de que con la aplicacion de las tecnicas avanzadas disminuyeron al maximo la derivacion y los obreros del Complejo de Maquinaria de Ryongsong y de la Fabrica de Aparatos Electricos Songchongang produjeron los generadores de buena calidad. Al disfrutar en la atalaya del panorama de la central, se puso muy contento de que el distrito de Hamju haya construido otra creacion monumental de la epoca del Partido del Trabajo.
    Dijo que todos los procesos desde el diseno hasta la construccion de esta central terminaron perfectamente conforme a la demanda de ingenieria tecnologica y anadio que ella es una excelente y orgullosa creacion conveniente al nuevo siglo en todos sus aspectos.
     La patria se prospera gracias al espiritu de lucha del pueblo coreano, dispuesto a materializar a costa de la vida las lineas del partido y a trasladar el monte y rellenar el mar si este lo desea, y al poderio de la unidad monolitica mas potente que cualquier armamento, asevero el Dirigente y continuo que el manifiesto de tales inagotables fuerzas espirituales significa el reflejo de la conviccion, la voluntad y el impetu combativo del pueblo coreano de construir con sus propias fuerzas una gran potencia prospera.
     Durante la visita a la granja ganadera de autoconsumo construida por los constructores jovenes, elogio la conducta de estos quienes la edificaron para contribuir modestamente a la vida economica del pais.
     Presento las tareas que se presentan para normalizar en un alto nivel la produccion electrica de la planta y terminar con anticipacion la construccion de la central escalonada de la zona de Chusang.
     Acto seguido, el Dirigente visito la Casa de Reposo de Campesinos del Distrito de Hamju, nuevamente construida a la orilla de un lago rodeado de bosques.  Se puso muy satisfecho de esa casa electrificada donde los campesinos pueden pasar agradables dias de descanso en ese lugar pintoresco y presento las tareas para la administracion de ella.
     Despues, visito la casa de Ju Sang Ho quien trabaja en este lugar.  Al recorrer las habitaciones y la cocina bien ordenadas, se alegro mucho diciendo que resulta magnifico asegurar la calefaccion y cocinar con la electricidad generada en la central referida.
     Senalo que los funcionarios directivos del distrito de Hamju trajeron un nuevo viraje en la mejora de la vida del pueblo organizando y movilizando a las masas y evaluo altamente el espiritu de lucha revolucionario y la actitud emprendedora de trabajo de ellos.  Le acompanaron Hong Song Nam, secretario responsable del Comite del PTC en la provincia de Hamgyong del Sur; Kim Phung Gi, presidente del Comite Popular de la misma provincia; Kim Ki Nam, secretario del CC del PTC; Pak Nam Gi, jefe de departamento del CC del PTC; Jang Song Thaek y Ri Jae Il, primeros subjefes de departamento del CC del PTC.

Kim Yong Nam envia mensaje al presidente de Siria

    Pyongyang, 16 de noviembre (ATCC) -- El presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, envio el dia 15 un mensaje de felicitacion a Bashar al-Assad, presidente de la Republica Arabe de Siria con motivo del 36 aniversario del movimiento de rectificacion en este pais. El remitente expresa alegria de que el amistoso gobierno y el pueblo de Siria llevan adelante magnificamente la causa de Su Excelencia Hafez al-Assad, lider de avance y les desea de todo corazon mayores exitos al destinatario y al pueblo siriaco en sus esfuerzos por frustrar la presion y desafio del exterior, defender la soberania y la seguridad del pais y la paz de la region y lograr un nuevo progreso y prosperidad.

La humanidad aspira al socialismo, ratifica Rodong Sinmun

    Pyongyang, 16 de noviembre (ATCC) -- La humanidad aspira al socialismo y este triunfara sin falta superando cualesquier desafios y pruebas, esto es una ley del desarrollo de la historia. Y nunca se cambiara el rumbo del desarrollo de la historia hacia el socialismo.  He aqui la verdad confirmada otra vez en la evolucion de la situacion de este ano.  Asi senala el diario Rodong Sinmun en un articulo individual de este jueves y continua:
     Los pueblos del mundo apoyan activamente el socialismo al percatarse de que unicamente el camino socialista les permite forjar de manera independiente su destino llevando una vida digna.
     Es una ley que el socialismo avanza siempre victorioso y lograra su victoria final.  Por cierto, en numerosos paises crecio la influencia de los partidos politicos progresistas que toman por su ideal el socialismo y resuenan voces de elogio a la justeza y vitalidad del mismo.
     Lo que llama atencion en el desenvolvimiento de la situacion del ano en curso es que se intensifico en varios paises y regiones la lucha por defender el socialismo.  La mas popular sociedad socialista, donde se puede realizar la independencia de las masas populares, triunfara sin falta por su caracter cientifico y progresista y por la activa lucha de los pueblos.