calendar>>January 28. 2009 Juche 98
Rodong Sinmun on Sovereignty and Prosperity in Developing Countries
Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The present era calls upon developing countries to make energetic efforts to tap all their human and material potentials to the maximum and thus outpace advanced countries, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.

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Science and technology provide a sure guarantee for the independent development and national prosperity in developing countries in the new century.

No matter what high goal of development developing countries may set to make rapid progress, this will prove to be a mere desire unless it is supported by science and technology. Imperialists resort to arbitrary and unilateral actions, looking down upon developing countries and dictating them. This behavior is prompted by their arrogance and self-complacency that they have advanced science and technology.

Imperialists calculate that developing countries can neither live on nor achieve material prosperity unless they depend on them because of their backward science and technology no matter how big they have resources and population.

The present century is the century in which mankind makes a leap forward at the speed surpassing human imagination on the basis of the intellectual ability reached by it. It is the science and technology that provides a sure guarantee for the independent development and national prosperity in developing countries to suit the trend of the development in this era.

Science and technology serve as a key factor of making it possible for developing countries to achieve leaping progress and national prosperity in the present century.

There is a bright prospect for developing countries in their efforts to achieve scientific and technical development and material economic prosperity in the 21 century. They do not want to remain in the backward state but are striving hard to achieve a high goal to achieve independent development and national prosperity to suit the specific conditions of their countries and meet people's desire. They will bring about new changes in the field of science and technology and thus attain the high goal of their independent development and national prosperity in the new century.

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