Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Goat Farm and Plastic Tube Factory

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Chongjin Goat Farm and the Chongjin Plastic Tube Factory. The first leg of his guidance was the Chongjin Goat Farm.
    Workers and people of other strata in Chongjin City have built a large modern farm in a matter of a few years by building dozens of km-long roads along a vast area of mountain ridges on the outskirts of the city and creating pasture on either sides and successfully constructing barns, feed processing room, milk processing room and other production facilities and modern dwelling houses and entertainment and welfare service facilities.
    After being briefed on the farm before a huge painting showing panoramic view of the farm, he looked round various places of the farm to acquaint himself in detail with the technical equipment and production on the farm.
    He highly appreciated the feats performed by the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK and other party organs and working people's organizations and the administrative and economic institutions and party members and other working people and the employees of the farm in the province and city, noting that they built the modern farm capable of providing a sure guarantee for the rapid development of the stock-breeding and have been able to keep production going at a high rate by fully displaying the revolutionary soldier spirit and the revolutionary spirit of fortitude. He advanced highly important tasks to be fulfilled by the farm for its management and operation.
    He underlined the need to solve the issue of good breed and feed, thoroughly establish the anti-epizootic system and operate larger-sized processing facilities and further update them and taught the ways to do so.
    He underscored the need for the farm to pay deep attention to the rabbit breeding.
    He gave the farm an earnest instruction that its employees should successfully operate the modern stockbreeding base and steadily increase the production of quality milk products in order to provide a more bountiful and highly civilized life to the admirable Korean people, who have bravely overcome rigorous ordeals and difficulties, remaining single-mindedly loyal to the party.
    The next leg of his guidance was the newly built Chongjin Plastic Tube Factory.
    The factory massively supplies different domains of the national economy including construction sites with quality plastic tubes of different sizes and for various uses such as pressure tube, low pressure tube and connecting tube fittings.
    He praised the officials and other working people in North Hamgyong Province for having displayed patriotism and the fighting spirit, noting that the factory is a structure built by them through a persevering struggle, keenly aware that they should build economy serving the people with their own efforts, technology and resources and make the country richer and more powerful under any circumstances.
    He set forth tasks to be implemented by the factory.
    He was accompanied by Hong Sok Hyong, chief secretary of the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, and Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the C.C., WPK.

Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Ceramic Factory and Rest Home

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Kyongsong Ceramic Factory and the Onpho Rest Home. The first leg of his guidance was the Kyongsong Ceramic Factory.
    Going round production processes including the calcinating shop, he acquainted himself in detail with technological updating and production there.
    He praised the workers and technicians of the factory for mass-producing various kinds of quality pottery by energetically pushing forward its technological updating and raising the level of their technical skill.
    He put forward the tasks to be fulfilled by the factory, saying that the ceramic industry holds a very important place in more satisfactorily meeting the daily growing material and cultural needs of the people.
    He stressed that it is most important for the factory with a long history and rich experience to play a hardcore role in the development of the ceramic industry and preserve the tradition peculiar to Korean pottery, in particular.
    Underscoring the need to firmly build the factory into the nation's leading pottery producing base to meet the needs of the people for pottery, he noted that to this end officials, workers and technicians should give fuller play to the spirit of devoted service for the people.
    The next leg of his guidance was the Onpho Rest Home.
    He looked round the room devoted to the history of the rest home, conducted by its director.
    Seeing the significant historic relics associated with the noble personality of President Kim Il Sung, he said that the President's deep loving care would be always remembered by the people.
    Then, he took deep care of the living of rest-home visitors, going round a bed room, a dining hall, a shop, a service complex, an outdoor park and other places.
    He highly praised the efforts made by the employees of the rest home, greatly satisfied to learn that they have turned it into a wonderful place for cultural rest overflowing with the joy of people by showing all sincerity.
    Our working people received the benefit of taking rest at rest homes even during the period of the "Arduous March," the forced march when the conditions of the country were so hard and they will continue to do so in the future, too, he said, adding that this is the firm determination and will of the WPK which regards it as the supreme principle of its activities to promote the wellbeing of the people.
    He was accompanied by Hong Sok Hyong, chief secretary of the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, and Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the WPK Central Committee.

Personal Letter and Gift to Kim Jong Il from Singaporean President

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a personal letter and gift from S. R. Nathan, President of Singapore.
    The letter and gift were conveyed to Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, by George Yong-Boon Yeo, foreign minister of Singapore on a visit to the DPRK, on May 12.

Kim Yong Nam Meets Singaporean FM

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yong|Boon Yeo and his party when they paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on May 12.
    Present there were Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Yong Il and officials concerned.

Talks between Foreign Ministers of DPRK and Singapore Held

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- Talks between Pak Ui Chun, foreign minister of the DPRK, and George Yong-Boon Yeo, foreign minister of the Republic of Singapore, were held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    On hand from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and other officials of the Foreign Ministry and from the opposite side the Singaporean foreign minister and his party.
    At the talks both sides exchanged views on boosting relations between the two countries and issues of mutual concern.

DPRK, Singapore Cooperate

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- An agreement on the cooperation between the foreign ministries of the DPRK and Singapore was signed at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday.
    Present there from the DPRK side were Minister Pak Ui Chun and Vice-Minister Kim Yong Il and other officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the opposite side Foreign Minister George Yong-Boon Yeo and his party.
    The agreement was inked by Pak Ui Chun and George Yong-Boon Yeo.

Foreign Delegations and Delegate Arrive

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- Delegations and a delegate of different countries arrived in Pyongyang on Monday to attend the regular meeting of the International Association of Technical Survey and Classification Institution.
    They are a delegation of the Register of Ukraine led by Director-General Sevriukov Volodymir, Director of the Polish Register of Shipping Jerzy Wyrzykowski, a delegation of the China Classification Society led by President Li Kejun and a delegation of the Vietnam Register led by Assistant General Director Nguyen Hoai Anh.
    Earlier, a delegation of the Register of Cuba led by General Director Miguel Pineda Lopez came here.
    Meanwhile, arriving here on May 12 were a German delegation of businessmen led by Chairman of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association Eckhard Rohkamm and Johannes Plug, member of the Federal Assembly from the Social-Democratic Party of Germany, and his party.

11th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair Opens

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The 11th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair was opened with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition on May 12.
    Present there were Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Ri Ryong Nam, minister of Foreign Trade, Kim Jong Sik, vice-chairman of the Pyongyang City People's Committee, and officials concerned, delegations and delegates from different countries and regions and diplomatic envoys and staff members of foreign embassies here.
    Kim Tong Myong, vice-minister of Foreign Trade of the DPRK, made a congratulatory speech at the ceremony before an opening address by O Il Hun, vice-president of the Korean International Exhibition Corporation.
    The speakers said that this fair would mark a good occasion in deepening the good-neighborly and friendly relationship among countries and boosting the versatile economic exchange.
    They said that the DPRK would make positive efforts to expand and develop the economic cooperation and exchange with all countries friendly toward the DPRK on the principles of friendship, equality, mutual respect and reciprocity in the future, too.
    At the end of the ceremony the participants went round the machine tools, electric and electronic apparatuses, petrochemicals, vehicles, medicines, daily necessities, foodstuffs and other products presented by companies of the DPRK, China, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Syria, Switzerland, Britain, Australia, Italy, Indonesia, Spain, Vietnam, France, Finland, Poland and Taipei of China.
    A reception was given at Pyongyang Koryo Hotel in connection with the opening of the fair. The fair will go on until May 15.

8th May 21 Architectural Festival Held

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The 8th May 21 Architectural Festival took place in Pyongyang.
    The festival opened on May 7 was held in such forms as a prize contest for city layouts and designs of different objects, a prize contest for designs of decorations for formative and artistic value of buildings and designs of lamps on walls, a presentation of scientific papers in the field of architecture and construction and a contest for modernization of architectural and constructional designs.
    Presented to the festival were more than 250 designs for prize contest, at least 40 architectural and constructional designing programs and over 160 scientific papers.
    Its closing ceremony took place at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre on Monday.

18th Individual Contest for February 16 Art Prize Closes

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The 18th Individual Contest for February 16 Art Prize, which was opened on February 15, came to a close with due ceremony at the music hall of Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory on Monday.
    The contest was held divided into 12 sectors, including national stringed instrument, national vocal music, piano, accordion and bayan and dance.
    Participating in the contest were artistes, teachers and students from art organizations at all levels and the field of art education and overseas compatriot artistes.
    Certificates and medals were awarded to 40 persons who proved successful in the contest.

Korean Art Exhibition Held in China

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- A Korean "Paekho" art exhibition was held in Beijing from Apr. 25 to 28 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the birthday of the Korean People's Army.
    On display in the venue of the exhibition were at least 80 Korean paintings, gem paintings, oil paintings and posters and handicrafts associated with wisdom and talent of the Korean people. Among them were Korean painting "General Kim Il Sung, Brilliant Commander of Mt. Paektu", gem painting "Sunrise over Mt. Paektu" and oil painting "A Front-line Cook".
    Present at its opening ceremony were the executive vice-president and the vice-president of the Beijing Association for International Friendly Contact, Li Ruohong, chairman of the China World Peace Foundation, citizens in Beijing, art-lovers and the ambassador and staff members of the DPRK embassy in Beijing and the delegation of the Korea Paekho Trading Corporation.
    Speeches were made there.
    The exhibition was visited by Beijing citizens and foreign diplomatic envoys to China.
    After going round the exhibits, the visitors noted with high appreciation that General Secretary Kim Jong Il opened up a new path in the development of fine art by advancing the Juche-oriented art theory. And they expressed the belief that the Korean people would surely build a great prosperous powerful nation with the might of Songun.

Kit for Testing Bird Flu Virus

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The Veterinary Institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science has developed a highly accurate kit for testing bird flu virus.
    According to Director of the institute Kim Hyok, the accuracy of the new kit is higher than the old one and its delicacy is nearly 100 percent in testing the bird flu virus.
    The development of the immunodiagnosis means for testing the antigen and antibody of the bird flu virus makes it possible to survey and grasp the infection by avian influenza throughout the country and to take measures to prevent the disease.
    The kit is now in use at several epizootic prevention centres and poultry farms including the Ryongsong Chicken Farm.
    The institute is striving in every way to introduce the new kit in an extensive way at an early date in close contact with relevant units.

Dolmens with Constellations Discovered in DPRK

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The Institute of Archaeology under the Academy of Social Sciences in the DPRK has discovered more than 70 dolmens belonging to Tangun's Korea which are inscribed with constellations in the course of surveying dolmens in the area of Jongdong-ri, Unchon County, South Hwanghae Province.
    The constellations are marked on the top faces of the stone lids of the dolmens by holes linked by groove lines. Some of them are concaves looking like glasses or cups and some others are of oval shapes modeled after the fixed star, planets, satellites and comets.
    Among them are holes with tails which are similar to the comet in the nocturnal sky. The largest one is 10 centimeters in diameter and the smallest one 2 centimeters, and 5 or 6 centimeters in general. The differences in the sizes denote the degrees of brightness of stars.
    In the constellations 2-5 holes or 20-30 holes are linked by groove lines. The Charles's Wain is denoted by seven holes linked in the shape of a dipper. Some holes indicate Galaxy, Herdsman and Vega
    The constellations on the lids of dolmens in Jongdong-ri are priceless heritages showing the time-honored history and high level of cultural development of the Korean nation.

Firm Adherence to Stand of National Independence Called for

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The present era calls for settling all issues from an independent and patriotic stand while giving overriding importance to the country and the nation.
    Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed article.
    Such practices as putting foreign forces above the nation and regarding cooperation with foreign forces more important than that with fellow countrymen are being reported from south Korea quite contrary to the trend of the times, the article notes, and goes on:
    The Koreans have not yet established national sovereignty throughout Korea due to the U.S. colonial enslavement policy toward south Korea and its moves to keep south Korea as its military base and the sycophantic and traitorous politics and the policy of depending on outside forces pursued by the successive south Korean ruling forces, its lackeys.
    In order to establish national sovereignty throughout Korea and fully exalt the dignity and honor of the nation it is necessary for it to hold high the banner of national independence.
    The Lee Myung Bak regime is openly putting the issue of national independence on the back-burner and pursuing sycophancy and dependence on foreign forces while talking about "lost decade" and "recovery".
    Upon coming to power, the new conservative ruling forces begged the U.S. to cancel its plan to cut down the troops in south Korea, offering to pay more funds for their upkeep.
    The "pragmatic government's" opening of the south Korean market to American beef is the most vivid expression of its sycophantic and traitorous policy as it is an intolerable act of selling off the dignity and interests of the south Korean people to bring profits to Americans.
    The Lee regime had better give up the above-said anachronistic view and stand, though belatedly, as demanded by the south Korean people.

S. Korean Authorities' Suppression of Juveniles Assailed

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The People's Measure Council for Opposing the Total Opening of Market to American Beef in south Korea called a press conference outside the general building of the "government" in Kwanghwamun, Seoul, on May 8 to denounce the authorities for the suppression of youth and children in the protest against import of American beef.
    At the press conference speakers charged that the authorities are kicking up a racket of crackdown, talking about someone's "backstage manipulation", upset by the candlelight rallies against import of American beef involving even students of middle and high schools.
    The minister of Education, Science and Technology told at an emergency meeting on May 7 that students' participation in rallies is undesirable in an educational aspect and the superintendent of education in Seoul singled out the Teachers Union as their "backstage wirepuller," they pointed out.
    The "government" is labeling youth and children as seditious forces, they said, demanding halt to such slander against the youth and children who have set out in the struggle voluntarily, not at the instigation of anyone.
    They warned that the authorities' intensified suppression would only make the candlelight stronger.

Candlelight Rallies against Import of American Beef Held in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- Candlelight rallies took place in at least 30 provinces, cities and counties of south Korea on May 9 in protest against the import of American beef with more than 80,000 people from all walks of life attending. A candlelight rally for condemning traitor Lee Myung Bak was held at Chonggye Plaza of Seoul under the sponsorship of the People's Measure Committee against the Total Opening of South Korean Market to American Beef.
    It was attended by members of at least 1 500 political parties, civic and public organizations, workers, students, Internet subscribers and students of middle and high schools, at least 20,000 in all.
    Recalling that a stockbreeder committed suicide in protest against the opening of south Korean market to American beef that day, the participants in the rally accused the Lee Myung Bak "government" of taking no measures to settle the problem.
    Noting that the "government", the Grand National Party and conservative media are claiming that "there are some forces behind the on-going actions" against the import of American beef, they declared it was Lee Myung Bak and his "government" that compelled them to turn out in the struggle.
    The participants shouted slogans such as "no mad cow, total nullification!" each holding a candlelight in one hand and waving the other hand bound with a white tape in token of their demand for a total nullification of the negotiations on beef.
    Similar candlelight rallies simultaneously took place across south Korea including Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Inchon and Kwangju on May 10.

All-out Struggle for Eliminating Lee Myung Bak Called for

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The United Confederation of Koreans in the Far East of Russia and the Central Association of Korean Nationals in Russia held a rally in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on May 8 to denounce the treacherous act of the south Korean authorities.
    Published at the rally was a joint appeal titled "Let's turn out in the nationwide struggle to mete out a stern punishment to the group of traitors hell bent on acts of treachery in collusion with foreign forces".
    Noting that no sooner had the Lee Myung Bak group come to power than it totally revised the former "government's policy toward the north" while giving priority to the relations with the U.S. and, at the same time, staged large-scale nuclear war exercises targeted against the north together with outside forces, the appeal condemned it as a group of the worst traitors.
    What should not be overlooked is that the Lee group did not hesitate to let loose a string of reckless remarks that they "would totally reexamine" the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration supported by all Koreans, it said, bitterly denouncing traitor Lee Myung Bak for his sycophancy toward the U.S. and treacherous acts.
    Neither independent reunification nor peace and prosperity of the nation can be achieved as long as the traitor is allowed to prolong his days by selling off the interests of the nation to outside forces and kowtowing to them, it stressed.
    It ardently called upon all Koreans' organizations and compatriots overseas to turn out in a nationwide struggle to completely eliminate Lee Myung Bak hell bent on sycophancy toward the U.S. and cooperation with foreign forces.

Lee Myung Bak's Junkets to U.S. and Japan Flayed in South Africa

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The Mfumalanga Provincial Committee of the South African Communist Party and the South African Association of Friendship and Solidarity with Korean People jointly released a bulletin protesting traitor Lee Myung Bak's junkets to the U.S. and Japan on May 6.
    The bulletin in an article said that the visits to the U.S. and Japan paid by the present south Korean chief executive pursuing the policy of confrontation between the north and the south were evidently a sycophantic and treacherous, war junket as he totally sold off the interests of the Korean nation to the foreign forces. They were also part of the shameful anti-reunification campaign for intensifying the inter-Korean confrontation, it added.
    It went on:
    Now the world people regard the division of Korea, which has lasted for over 60 years due to the foreign forces, as the only leftover of the Cold War remaining on earth at present and ardently hope that its reunification will be realized by the united efforts of the Korean nation free from outsiders' interference.
    If the present south Korean chief executive persistently incites the confrontation between the north and the south with the backing of the U.S., the chieftain of aggression and war, turning aside from the trend of the present times, he will be severely punished by the world's peace-loving peoples without fail as his action is a heinous crime of perpetuating the division of Korea and wrecking peace in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
    The article strongly urged the ruling forces of south Korea to behave themselves clearly seeing the present trend toward peace, immediately drop the policy of confrontation between the north and the south and take the road of finding the way to realize the national reunification as early as possible by the united efforts of the Koreans.

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Kim Jong Il inspecciona comandancia de Unidad No. 745 del EPC

   Pyongyang, 12 de mayo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y Comandante Supremo del Ejercito Popular de Corea, inspecciono la comandancia de la Unidad No. 745 del EPC.
    Tras recorrer guiado por el jefe de la unidad la sala de presentacion del historial, el Comandante Supremo dijo que esta unidad benemerita hizo un gran aporte al triunfo de la guerra al realizar satisfactoriamente el proposito operacional de la Comandancia Suprema en cada etapa de la Guerra de Liberacion de la Patria (1950-1953) y anadio que los militares de la unidad deben seguir manifestando su gallardo aspecto invencible dando continuidad a esa orgullosa tradicion de lucha.
    Despues de hacer conocimiento del estado de cumplimiento de la mision de la unidad, vio en el aula de lecciones militares un entrenamiento de mando del Estado Mayor e indico las tareas que se presentan para fortalecer la capacidad combativa de la unidad.
    El deber revolucionario de los militares es ante todo hacer bien los ejercicios, senalo y resalto la necesidad de concentrar todas las fuerzas en esta labor.
    El Dirigente recorrio la casa de los militares, la biblioteca y otras instalaciones de cultura y educacion cerciorandose del trabajo ideo-politico.
    En la actual epoca del Songun se registran nuevos cambios en los rasgos ideo-politicos y en el modo de lucha de los militares del ejercito popular y crecio notablemente su poderio, recalco y agrego que en este mundo no hay nadie capaz de vencer a este gran contingente invencible colmado del espiritu de defensa al lider a costa de la vida.
    Acto seguido, el Comandante Supremo estuvo en varios lugares de la unidad averiguando los detalles de administracion de la unidad y evaluo altamente la hacendosa vida economica de los militares.
    Al final, el Comandante Supremo se fotografio junto a ellos.

Kim Jong Il dirige sobre el terreno granja y fabrica en Chongjin

   Pyongyang, 12 de mayo (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 Granja de Cabras de Chongjin y la Fabrica de Tuberia Plastica de Chongjin.
    El Dirigente estuvo primero en la Granja de Cabras de Chongjin.
    Los obreros y otros trabajadores de la ciudad de Chongjin levantaron excelentemente en unos anos esa granja de gran dimension al construir una carretera de decenas de kilometros en extensas montanas de la zona suburbana, acondicionar los hierbales en sus periferias y edificar los establecimientos productivos como corrales, salas de elaboracion de pienso y leche, viviendas e instalaciones culturales y de servicios publicos.
    Tras escuchar explicaciones ante el plano panoramico de la granja, recorrio varios puntos de ella enterandose en detalles del estado de equipos tecnicos y de produccion.
    Evaluo altamente los meritos de las organizaciones del partido y de masas, inclusive el Comite del Partido del Trabajo de Corea en la provincia de Hamgyong del Norte, los organos administrativos y economicos, los militantes del partido y otros trabajadores de la citada provincia y ciudad y los empleados de la granja destacando que gracias al espiritu revolucionario de los militares y al de tenaz lucha desplegados en alto grado por ellos, fue posible construir esta moderna granja capaz de garantizar firmemente el desarrollo vertiginoso de la fabricacion de productos pecuarios y asegurar la normalizacion de la produccion.
    El Dirigente presento lastareas programaticas que se presentan en la administracion de la granja.
    Es preciso solucionar el problema de variedades y pienso, establecer estrictamente el sistema de prevencion veterinaria en la ganaderia y fabricar los equipos de elaboracion mas grandes y modernos, enseno e indico los remedios para cumplir estas tareas.
    Subrayo tambien la necesidad de prestar gran atencion a la cria de conejos.
    Dijo que los empleados de la granja deben poner en plena operacion esta moderna base ganadera e incrementar incesantemente la produccion de articulos lacteos de buena calidad para facilitarle una vida mas abundante y civilizada a nuestro pueblo que ha superado con valentia severas pruebas y dificultades apoyando siempre con fidelidad al partido .
    Acto seguido, el Dirigente Kim Jong Il dirigio sobre el terreno la recien construida Fabrica de Tuberia Plastica de Chongjin.
    Esta planta envia en gran cantidad a los campos de construccion y otros dominios de la economia nacional los tubos plasticos de buena calidad de distintos tamanos y usos, entre otros, el de alta presion, el de baja presion y el de enlace.
    Esta fabrica fue creada como resultado de la tenaz lucha que libraron los funcionarios y trabajadores de la provincia de Hamgyong del Norte con la firme decision de hacer mas prospero su pais al construir bajo cualesquier circunstancias con las fuerzas, tecnicas y recursos domesticos la economia que este al servicio del pueblo coreano, subrayo y elogio el patriotismo y modo de lucha de ellos.
    El Dirigente presento las tareas que tiene por delante esta fabrica.
    Le acompanaron Hong Sok Hyong, secretario responsable del Comite del PTC en la provincia de Hamgyong del Norte, y Kim Ki Nam, secretario del CC del PTC.

Kim Jong Il recibe carta y presente del presidente singapureno

   Pyongyang, 12 de mayo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio la carta personal y presente que le dirigiera el presidente de la Republica de Singapur, S. R. Nathan.
    El canciller singapureno George Yong-Boon Yeo, de visita en Corea, los entrego este lunes al presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam.

Exposicion de bellas artes "Paekho" de Corea en Beijing

   Pyongyang, 12 de mayo (ATCC) -- Con motivo del Dia del Sol (15 de abril, cumpleanos del Presidente Kim Il Sung) y del dia de la fundacion (25 de abril) del Ejercito Popular de Corea, tuvo lugar del 25 al 28 de abril en Beijing la exposicion de bellas artes "Paekho" de Corea.
    En esa galeria fueron exhibidas mas de 80 piezas de diferentes generos como las pinturas al estilo coreano y al oleo y las hechas con polvos de piedras preciosas, pancartas, bordados y productos artesanales que muestran el ingenio y talentos del pueblo coreano.
    Entre ellas saltaban a la vista la pintura al estilo coreano "El General Insigne del monte Paektu Kim Il Sung", la pintura hecha con polvos de piedras preciosas "Salida del sol en el monte Paektu" y el cuadro al oleo "Soldado cocinero del frente".
    En la ceremonia inaugural estuvieron presentes XXX y Bao Liangming, vicepresidente permanente y vicepresidente de la Asociacion de Beijing de Enlace de Amistad Internacional, Li Ruohong, presidente de la Asociacion del Fondo de la Paz Mundial de China, los ciudadanos de Beijing, los aficionados a bellas artes, el embajador y otros miembros de la embajada coreana en China y la delegacion de la Compania Comercial Paekho de Corea.
    Despues de escuchar discursos, los pekineses y los representantes diplomaticos de varios paises en Beijing realizaron un recorrido por la sede del evento.
    Al termino del recorrido, ellos elogiaron al Dirigente Kim Jong Il por haber explorado un nuevo plano del desarrollo de bellas artes al presentar la autoctona teoria de esta materia y subrayaron que el pueblo coreano construira sin falta la gran potencia prospera con el poderio del Songun (priorizacion militar).