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Detailed Report about Kim Jong Il's Transit and Visit to Northeast China
Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid a historic visit to Northeast China while passing through it from August 25 to 27 on his way home after winding up his tours of the Siberian and Far East regions of Russia.
He was accompanied by Kim Yong Chun, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kang Sok Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-premier of the Cabinet, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, Kim Yong Il, Kim Yang Gon, Pak To Chun and Thae Jong Su, alternate members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Pak Pong Ju, first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, O Su Yong, chief secretary of the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China, and Ri Ki Bom, DPRK consul general in Shenyang.
Kim Jong Il passing through Northeast China was kindly greeted by Dai Bingguo, state councilor of China, in Heilongjiang Province on August 26 upon the special authorization of General Secretary Hu Jintao and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
He was also greeted by Wang Jiarui, head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Sheng Guangzu, minister of Railways, and other senior central officials of China and senior party and government officials of the province.
He exchanged warm greetings with Dai Bingguo and had a talk with him.
Dai Bingguo said that Northeast China receiving Kim Jong Il again after the lapse of three months is now wrapped in a festive atmosphere. He offered warm welcome to Kim Jong Il on behalf of General Secretary Hu Jintao, the collective leadership of the CPC and all the Chinese people.
Dai Bingguo said the appreciation made by Kim Jong Il of the socialist modernization drive in China while traveling Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang Province constitutes great encouragement and support to the Chinese people advancing under the leadership of the CPC, adding that the party, government and people of China would join the Korean comrades in striving hard to boost the traditional Sino-DPRK friendship.
Dai Bingguo hosted a banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il transiting and visiting Northeast China.
Kim Jong Il visited various enterprises and urban construction objects of Qiqihar City and Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province that day, conducted by Dai Bingguo, Wang Jiarui, Sheng Guangzu and other senior central officials of China.
That day Dai Bingguo extended again the best wishes to Kim Jong Il passing through Northeast China in the wake of his visit to Russia on behalf of Hu Jintao and the collective leadership and warmly sent him off.
Kim Jong Il was accorded sincere and warm welcome by senior central and regional officials and people of China wherever he went while passing through Northeast China for three days and more deeply got familiar with the customs and living of the people in Northeast China while having friendly conversations with them.
He was accompanied by Wang Jiarui and Sheng Guangzu upon the authorization of Hu Jintao and the collective leadership in the whole period of his transit and visit to Northeast China.
He was also accompanied by senior party and government officials of relevant provinces and cities.
He passed through the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China on August 25.
He arrived in Manzhouli of the region, the border railway station, that afternoon.
When the train pulled in the railway station, he was warmly greeted by Wang Jiarui, Sheng Guangzu, Hu Chunhua, secretary of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Regional Party Committee, Fu Taizeng, secretary general of the autonomous regional party committee, Luo Zhihu, secretary of the Hulun Buir City Party Committee, the mayor of Hulun Buir City, the secretary of the Manzhouli City Party Committee and other central and regional senior officials of China.
He exchanged cordial greetings with the senior officials present to greet him and had a talk with them.
Wang Jiarui said he was specially dispatched to conduct Kim Jong Il who is passing through Northeast China in the whole period of his visit upon the authorization of the collective leadership of China including Hu Jintao. He paid highest tribute to Kim Jong Il for having made a great contribution to boosting the friendship among countries and accomplishing the human cause of independence through his energetic external activities.
Kim Jong Il thanked Wang Jiarui and other senior central and local officials and people for their warm reception.
He, conducted by senior party and government officials of the autonomous region, toured Hailar District, Hulun Buir City of the region.
Commanding a bird's-eye view of the night scenery, he got familiar with the history and culture of the region and the achievements made by its people in construction.
The Inner Mongolian Autonomous Regional Committee of the CPC gave a grand banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il visiting the region.
When he appeared in the banquet hall, women of the Mongolian tribe of the autonomous region presented him with a blue silk towel and liquor according to the customs peculiar to the nation, warmly welcoming him.
Hu Chunhua said that today they welcomed Kim Jong Il to the vast steppe where President Kim Il Sung was accorded enthusiastic welcome several times long ago, thereby seeing the desire of the party, the government and the people of the autonomous region come true at last.
Hu Chunhua noted that the traditional Sino-DPRK friendship will remain ever-green like the vast steppe along with history, expressing firm belief that the friendly Korean people would make fresh success in the efforts to improve the standard of people's living and build a prosperous and powerful nation.
A specially prepared art performance was given in honor of Kim Jong Il.
The performers clearly reflected the boundless respect and reverence of the government and the people of the region for Kim Jong Il visiting China again for the development of the Sino-DPRK friendship.
Kim Jong Il conveyed a floral basket to the performers in congratulation of their successful performance and had a photo taken with them.
He was presented with a gift by Hu Chunhua on behalf of the party committee of the autonomous region.
He expressed thanks for the warm reception and cordial hospitality accorded him by the party, government and people of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. He hoped the people of the region would achieve a fresh victory in their struggle for the prosperity and development of the country under the leadership of the CPC.
Kim Jong Il passed through Heilongjiang Province of China on August 26.
He arrived in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province that morning.
When the train pulled in Qiqihar Railway Station, he was warmly greeted by Ji Bingxuan, secretary of the Heilongjiang Provincial Party Committee, Wang Xiankui, governor of Heilongjiang Province, the secretary of the Qiqihar City Party Committee, the mayor of Qiqihar City and other senior party and government officials of the province and the city.
He exchanged warm greetings with the senior officials present to greet him and had a talk with them.
Ji Bingxuan said it is great honor and pride to welcome again to their place Kim Jong Il on a long foreign tour for friendship among countries and warmly welcomed him on behalf of the party, the government and the people of Heilongjiang Province.
Kim Jong Il visited the Qiqihar Machine Tool Group Co. No. 2 that day.
After being briefed on its history by a senior official of the group, he went round several production processes to acquaint himself with its production, technological development and management in detail.
Then he visited the Qiqihar Branch Company of the Mengniu Dairy.
He went round the general control room, milk tank, packing shop and the products on display and wished the company greater progress in its work for the improvement of the standard of people's diet and welfare.
Kim Jong Il also visited Daqing City that day.
He visited the urban planning exhibition hall in Daqing City and was briefed on the urban construction and long-term plan. Then he went round the housing construction district, a large bridge, Lake Liming Bridge now under construction and other places in the province.
The provincial party committee gave a banquet that evening in honor of Kim Jong Il visiting the province.
He was present at the banquet on invitation.
Ji Bingxuan said that the historic visit paid by Kim Jong Il to Heilongjiang Province again after the lapse of the three months is a striking demonstration of the Sino-DPRK friendship growing stronger day by day, adding that the provincial party, government and people would join the Korean people in playing a greater role in inheriting and developing the Sino-DPRK friendship generation after generation.
A special art performance was given in welcome of Kim Jong Il.
The performers successfully represented the excitement and joy of the Chinese people at welcoming again Kim Jong Il to meaningful Northeast China.
Kim Jong Il conveyed a floral basket to the artistes in congratulation of their successful performance.
He was presented with a gift by the provincial party and people's government that day in welcome of him visiting the province.
He expressed thanks for the warm reception and cordial hospitality accorded to him by the party, government and people of Heilongjiang Province. He hoped the people of the province would achieve a fresh victory in their struggle for the prosperity and development of the country under the leadership of the CPC.
Kim Jong Il passed through Jilin Province, China on Aug. 27.
He arrived in Tonghua City, Jilin Province that morning.
When the train pulled in Tonghua Railway Station, he was warmly greeted by Sun Zhengcai, secretary of the Jilin Provincial Party Committee, Wang Rulin, governor of Jilin Province, Liu Baowei, secretary of the Tonghua City Party Committee, Tian Yulin, mayor of Tonghua City, and other senior party and government officials of the province and the city.
He exchanged warm greetings with the officials present there to receive him and visited the Tonghua Wine Co. Ltd., conducted by them.
He recollected with deep emotion the noble footprints left by President Kim Il Sung who was absorbed in thinking and made inquiry for the sake of the country and its people only when visiting the company nearly half a century ago.
He went round various places including the wine depot, its exhibition hall to learn in detail about the history of the company and its production system, storage of products and its taste. He wished the company greater progress in its work for the well-being of the people.
The party and government of the province hosted a grand banquet in honor of Kim Jong Il visiting the province.
He was present there on invitation.
Sun Zhengcai said that it was particular privilege and honor for his province to receive Kim Jong Il, the great leader of the Korean people, three times in a little more than one year. He offered the highest regard and warm welcome to Kim Jong Il on behalf of the party, government and people of the province.
Noting that all the Chinese people including the people of the province are rejoiced as over their own over the successes made by the Korean people recently in their efforts to significantly commemorate the centenary of birth of Kim Il Sung, Sun Zhengcai expressed expectation and belief that the Korean people would surely win a shining victory in the drive for building a prosperous and powerful socialist nation under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea headed by Kim Jong Il.
Sun noted that the party, government and people of the province would join the Korean people in playing a bigger role in inheriting and developing the Sino-DPRK friendship generation after generation.
An art performance was given in welcome of Kim Jong Il.
The performance replete with the warm feelings of the DPRK-China friendship was acclaimed by the audience.
He was presented with a gift by the provincial party and people's government that day in welcome of his visit to the province.
He expressed thanks for the warm reception and cordial hospitality accorded to him by the party, government and people of Jilin Province. He wished them a fresh success in their efforts for the prosperity of the country and the well-being of its people under the leadership of the CPC.
He wrapped up his 8 000 km odd-long trip to the Far East and the Siberian regions of Russia and Northeast China and left for the homeland that day.
Before his departure, he exchanged warm farewell greetings with central leading officials including Wang Jiarui and Sheng Guangzu who conducted him with sincerity in the whole period of his visit and leading officials of the party and government of the province and the city including Sun Zhengcai and Wang Rulin.
When the train started from the border station, central and local leading officials of China warmly sent him off, waving their hands for a long while.
Passing through several cities and regions of China, he acquainted himself with construction projects, ideas and feelings, politics, economy, history, culture, etc. of the Chinese people more deeply and conducted unremitting and energetic external activities, making another great contribution to the development of the DPRK-China friendship.
His transit and visit to Northeast China successfully took place thanks to the particular concern of Hu Jintao and the party, the government and the people of China.
He expressed his satisfaction over this and expressed sincere thanks to the Central Committee of the CPC, the State Council and leading officials and the people of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces for the kind and cordial hospitality accorded to him.
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