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Papers Denounce Japanese Imperialists' Colonial Rule over Korea by "Resident General"
|Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) -- The Japanese imperialists established "Residency-General" in Korea on February 1, 1906 for the colonial rule after fabricating the "Ulsa (1905) Five-Point Treaty".
Newspapers on Friday say that the crimes the Japanese imperialists committed by enforcing the colonial "Resident-General" rule for several decades after invading Korea were the harshest and barbarous one in history.
Rodong Sinmun says in a bylined article:
During the "Resident-General" rule the Japanese imperialists imposed immeasurable calamities and sufferings upon the Korean people.
Under the pretext of "suppressing rioters" the Japanese imperialists dispatched repressive forces not only to main cities but also to mountainous villages, perpetrating bestial "punitive" operations against units of the Volunteer Army. They set fire to every village visited by volunteers and mercilessly shot to death those people who were in touch with those volunteers.
They ran amuck to turn Korea into a base for raw materials and sources and market for their goods. Under the signboard of "promotion of people's well-being" they cooked up the "law on mineral mining" in June of 1906, massively plundered Korea of gold, silver, copper, coal and other underground resources. In November of 1908 they fabricated the "fishery agreement," looting marine resources at random.
During the period the Japanese imperialists made desperate efforts to benumb patriotism and national identity of the Korean people.
In August of 1906 they promulgated the "ordinance on common schools" to force the colonial slave education. They promulgated the "ordinance on private schools" in 1908, forcefully closing patriotic and anti-Japanese private schools.
The Japanese reactionaries should make an apology and reparation for the monstrous crimes committed against the Korean nation in the past. Nevertheless, they are now beautifying the history of colonial rule over Korea and whetting their swords for reinvasion in a bid to realize the old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere," availing themselves of the U.S. imperialists' moves for invading the DPRK.
Minju Joson in a bylined article says if Japan beautifies its crime-woven past history and ignites a war of aggression, it can never escape a final ruin.
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