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Improvement of People's Living Called for
Pyongyang, January 12 (KCNA) -- The top principle of the activities of the Workers' Party of Korea is reflected in the joint New Year editorial which calls for bringing about a radical turn in the people's standard of living by accelerating the development of light industry and agriculture once again this year, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.

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The above-said top principle for the people implies the noble idea of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il for patriotism and devotion and their undying feats.

The present advance of a great surge for improving the people's standard of living is the successful embodiment of the top principle of the WPK's activities based on the Juche idea.

The WPK built the advantageous socialist system under which the broad popular masses lead a happy life altogether in its early days and has steadily consolidated it. It has led the drive to defend socialism to victories only, putting forward the Korean People's Army as the driving force of the revolution in order to firmly safeguard the country, genuine home to all the people including the workers, farmers and intellectuals and cradle of their happy life.

Enormous are the foundations for improving the people's standard of living, which the WPK has laid with an eye on today against all odds.

Now, it leads the advance for effecting a great surge to victory after unfolding unprecedentedly grand plans and operations to bring about a decisive turn in the people's standard of living. No force on earth can break the cohesion and unity of the WPK which holds aloft the slogan "Every effort for improving the people's standard of living!" and the people who regard the slogan "When the Party is determined, we can do anything!" as their firm faith.

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