Monday, 24 June 2019

Great People-Orientated leader and statesman -special article by Dr Dermot Hudson on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the election of respected comrade KIM JONG UN as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK

                                                                 

On the 29th of June it will be 3 years since respected Marshal KIM JONG UN was elected by the Korean people as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , in April this year was re elected to the post. The State Affairs Commission of the DPRK is the highest organ of state power in the DPRK. Marshal KIM JONG UN's election reflected not simply the trust , support and respect he has from the Korean people but the fact that he is a people's leader, a people-orientated leader who puts the people first .
  Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN right from his first days of leadership has always been a people -orientated leader .I always remember being present at the April 2012 military parade for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and was moved hearing the speech of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN in which he said  "It is our party’s resolute determination to let our people who are the best in the world — our people who have overcome all obstacles and ordeals to uphold the party faithfully — not tighten their belts again and enjoy the wealth and prosperity of socialism as much as they like". This made a deep impression on me as I listened to the translation , by my guide Professor Ri, in the crowd at KIM IL SUNG square .
 Since being elected as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK on the 29th of June 2016 respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has worked hard for the people by visiting construction sites , farms , hospitals , schools , factories and other places dressed in a simple Korean style workers suit and in all weathers . Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN was pictured travelling in an ordinary ,plain car .
                       
.Marshal KIM JONG UN has always been quick to criticise those who do not display a people-orientated outlook and those who are incompetent or fail in their duty to the people. For example visiting the Chongjin bag factory in July 2018 , he said that the differences in the construction of school bag factories  between provinces of the DPRK was due to " a gap in the officials' ideological attitude toward the Party policy, not difference in the economic power of provinces ".  Marshal KIM JONG UN also  said that the quality of the bags must be improved and that prices should be lowered  "qualitative and meticulous sewing to produce quality bags so that they should not get unfastened or ripped though children and pupils handle them at random.
It is necessary to further reduce the bag production cost, he said, giving an instruction to reexamine the price of school things including Mindulle notebooks and bags being supplied to pupils." He pointed out that that even though the state has more burdens, it should not give inconvenience to the people, he stressed it is needed to correct the price after listening to the view of inhabitants. When I visited the Ryugyong Kimchi Pickle factory during my stay in the  I was told how respected Marshal KIM JONG UN had visited the factory twice and  had instructed that prices of products must be set at an affordable level in order to serve the people. I was deeply impressed hearing this because in the capitalist countries prices go up and up all the time and the ruling bourgeois politicians do not care whether people can afford to live or . In the UK the price of food , public transport and housing have all reached astronomical levels but no one in authority tries to reduce them and the idea of setting prices at a level that people can actually afford is totally unheard of , in fact such as thing would be seen as going against the dogma of the free market .
  Through my visits to the DPRK I am convinced that respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is a great people -orientated leader and statesman .
LONG LIVE DEAR RESPECTED MARSHAL KIM JONG UN !
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Chairman , UK Korean Friendship Association
Chairman , British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
hon secretary general International Central Committee for Songun Study

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Receives Personal Letter from U.S. President Donald Trump

                                                   

Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, received a personal letter from President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

After reading the letter, the Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content.

Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content. -0-

Friday, 21 June 2019

President Xi Jinping Leaves Here












Pyongyang, June 22 (KCNA) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), who paid a state visit to the DPRK at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, left Pyongyang on Friday afternoon by his personal plane after winding up his successful visit.

Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un together with his wife Ri Sol Ju saw off President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Pyongyang International Airport.

Kim Jong Un and his wife came out to the airport to see off Xi Jinping and his wife.

Present at the airport were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Party and government officials Ri Man Gon, Ri Su Yong, Choe Hwi, Kim Yong Chol, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Nung O and Kim Yo Jong, and Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China.

Seen there were Kim Su Gil, Ri Yong Gil, No Kwang Chol and other commanding officers of the Korean People's Army.

Li Jinjun, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, and members of his embassy here were also seen.

Cars carrying close Chinese friends arrived at the airport amid the warm send-off by the citizens.

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju warmly took hands of Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan who got off a car, and exchanged greetings with them.

A ceremony took place to see off Xi Jinping.

Kim Jong Un, together with Xi Jinping, reviewed the guard of honor of the KPA.

Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan were presented with bouquets by pretty children.

The top leaders of the two countries respectively exchanged farewell with the officials of each other's side.

Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping exchanged firm handshake of farewell, promising to steadily bring about efflorescence and development of the DPRK-China friendship of the great new era in line with the wishes of the two parties and two peoples.

Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan boarded the plane, bidding warm farewell to the citizens.

The plane left the airport at 15:30.

Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju waved their hands long toward the plane carrying the friendly mission of the Chinese people. -0-

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Hosts Luncheon for President Xi Jinping and His Wife Peng Liyuan





















Pyongyang, June 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the lodging quarters of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, and hosted a luncheon for Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.

The top leaders of the two countries and their wives exchanged warm greetings and walked together in the garden of the lodging quarters to deepen their friendship in a harmonious atmosphere.

The top leaders respectively referred to major internal and external policies of their countries and had a profound conversation, exchanging constructive views on domestic and international issues of mutual concern.

The top leaders of the two countries continued discussions about a series of plans for strengthening collaboration to more significantly decorate this year marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the DPRK and China and to get greater satisfaction in the friendly relations between the DPRK and China, and about positive promotion of the situation of the Korean peninsula.

Then Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces of the DPRK Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju conducted Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to a specially-arranged luncheon site at the rosarium of the Kumsusan State Guest House and unreservedly sat together with them in a cordial atmosphere like the same family members.

Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping referred to the fact that through the five rounds of meetings in a little more than a year they had profound communications as well as excellent and beneficial talks to have deep understanding of each other, reached a consensus on important issues, deepened the comradely trust and forged special relations of friendship, and expressed their will to creditably carry forward and glorify the friendly relations between the two parties and the two countries in the future, too, whatever the international situation.

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan expressed their thanks to Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju for sincere hospitality and enthusiastic and special reception and protocol events during their visit to Pyongyang.

The luncheon proceeded in a harmonious atmosphere overflowing with the feelings of friendship. -0-

Xi Jinping Places Floral Basket at Friendship Tower










Pyongyang, June 21 (KCNA) -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC) who is on a state visit to the DPRK, laid a floral basket at the Friendship Tower on Friday.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and his wife Ri Sol Ju greeted Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Friendship Tower.

Present at the floral basket-laying ceremony were Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng, Song Tao and other entourages of the Chinese side.

Also attending it were Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Pong Ju and other senior officials of the Party, government and armed forces organs and officials concerned.

The guard of honor of the Korean People's Army (KPA) lined up at the Friendship Tower.

The national anthems of the two countries were played.

A floral basket was placed at the tower in the name of Xi Jinping.

Written on the ribbon were letters saying "The Martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers Will Be Immortal".

Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping, together with the participants, paid silent tribute to the memory of the martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers.

Then there was a march-past of the guard of honor of the KPA.

Being told about the Friendship Tower, Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan looked round the tower symbolic of the DPRK-China friendship sealed in blood.

Xi Jinping wrote in the visitor's book:

"Friendship will be handed down through generations with longing for the martyrs.

Xi Jinping

June 21, 2019" -0-

        (2019.06.21)

Statement on DPRK -China Summit by ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                      21st  of June  Juche 108(2019)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in Korea (BSCPRKP)  issued a joint statement on the DPRK-China summit held in Pyongyang on the 20th of June ;
 The President of the People's Republic of China(PRC) and general secretary of the Communist Party of China comrade Xi Jinping has visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the invitation of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea .
   The visit is of great significance .The international media have commented that this is the first visit of a Chinese head of state for 14 years . We would comment that the Juche-based and skilful diplomacy of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is defeating the attempts of the imperialists to isolate the DPRK by improving relations with neighbouring countries .
   The DPRK-PRC summit is a powerful demonstration of the renewal and reinvigoration of the traditional ties of friendship between the two countries that was forged by the great leader comrade
KIM IL SUNG and the great leader of the Chinese people , Chairman Mao Zedong.
  We believe that the DPRK-PRC summit will greatly advance the cause of anti-imperialist independence !
LONG LIVE DPRK-PRC FRIENDSHIP !
LONG LIVE JUCHE KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

great legacy bequeathed by President KIM IL SUNG -special article by Dr Dermot Hudson on the 25th anniversary of the passing away of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG

                                                                   
On July 8th it will be 25 years since the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG passed away suddenly while still at work.This was the greatest loss for the Korean people in their 5,000 year history and the greatest loss for Juche idea followers and the world progressive people . The international communist movement lost its elder statesman .
                                         
 For us British Juche idea followers the loss of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG was particularly poignant as we had just returned from visiting the DPRK the week before . I remember on the first days of our visit seeing a copy of the daily paper of the Workers Party of Korea , Rodong Sinmun ( which translates as "Labour Daily " or "Daily Worker" )  which a picture of comrade
KIM IL SUNG giving on-the spot guidance  to a co-operative farm near to Pyongyang . Every night we saw the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG either giving on the spot guidance or meet foreign guests such as Ludo Martens head of the Workers' Party of Belgium (which at that time was a militant anti-revisionist party and close friend of the DPRK). The music " Long Live Marshal KIM IL SUNG " used to played when  President KIM IL SUNG met foreign guests , watching the tv footage ,we perceived a sense of stateliness. President KIM IL SUNG had a most dignified bearing .
  I had visited the DPRK three times during the era of President KIM IL SUNG , the first time in May 1992 , then in October 1993 and June 1994. I had visited the DPRK for the first time in May 1992 .
I had become a Juche idea follower in the 1980s . I had read several books about President KIM IL SUNG including the celebrated Baik Bong biography of President KIM IL SUNG . This book was not in public libraries where I lived but I was able to find in the library of Southampton University for which I obtained an external readers ticket for . I also read the 1982 "History of the Revolutionary Activities of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG " , a beautifully bound book which Granville V Stone of the old British Committee For Supporting Korea's Reunification had kindly sent me . I had became very familiar with the life and achievements of President KIM IL SUNG who rose from being the son of a poor peasant living in a straw house to a great leader and a great statesman . President KIM IL SUNG was a man who smashed empires and upheld justice and a builder of a unique and remarkable socialist country , the country of Juche .I put the picture " Morning of Juche Country " which featured President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL walked together across a bridge in Pyongyang .
                                 
   So in May 1992 I visited the country of Juche , the land of President KIM IL SUNG for the first time . In those days , the revisionist USSR and the bloc of socialist countries around it had collapsed or more accurately , socialism was frustrated in those countries , it was betrayed by the treacherous revisionist leadership of Gorbachov . New forms of anti-communism and anti-socialism appeared . The imperialists drunk with what they saw as their victory over the socialist camp  schemed to topple the DPRK , to destroy its socialist system and restore capitalism . Many people wondered would happen to the DPRK . Some cynics and defeatists hidden amongst so-called progressives and leftists in the West sneered that the DPRK would not last long . Of course these blockheads were totally ignorant of the Juche-based, independent , self-reliant socialist system of the DPRK , wrongly
seeing the DPRK as a creation and an extension of the old USSR . When I arrived in the DPRK after
a few days I became immediately impressed and inspired by the solidity and durability of Juche based socialism that had been built by President KIM IL SUNG and the Korean people. When I was
in the DPRK for the first time I saw no black market currency dealers . I remember arriving in Budapest , the capital of revisionist Hungary in the 1980s and seeing black currency dealers almost immediately. Looking around the streets of Budapest I saw not only a McDonalds but also Rambo and Madonna posters , people wearing jeans , all very westernised , basically proving that imperialist ideological and cultural infiltration had made deep inroads . In the DPRK I saw no such things . I
was convinced that socialism in the DPRK could never collapse and would last eternally .
  This was not due to an accident of history but due to the wise leadership of President KIM IL SUNG  who made sure that the DPRK upheld socialist principles despite the maelstrom of revisionism and anti-socialism . I remember reading in the "Pyongyang Times " during the 1980s the historic speech of President KIM IL SUNG  "For the Complete Victory of Socialism "  in which he said ""The people's government must guard against the poisonous ideas of capitalism and revisionism and resolutely fight against all attempts to infringe upon the socialist system"." This dealt a blow to the modern revisionists who were going on about perestroika and glasnost etc . In another speech President KIM IL SUNG said " 'Careless opening may allow mosquitoes and blowflies to fly in and cause damage". He rebuffed all the attempts of the imperialists and revisionists to stifle the DPRK . The imperialists even sent various people to offer bribes or inducements to the DPRK to betray socialism . It was not easy for the DPRK to uphold socialism  as they faced many challenges and difficulties . Some countries tried to sabotage the foreign trade of the DPRK by demanding settlement of accounts in dollars . However the Korean people steeled themselves and defeated all the challenges under the leadership of President KIM IL SUNG and his successor Chairman KIM JONG IL .The DPRK became a fortress of socialism and at the same time a beacon of hope for the world progressive people.
 President KIM IL SUNG also took positive measures to not only defend the socialist cause but to revive and advance the international communist movement . In April 1992 he invited numerous delegations from communist , workers and socialist parties to Pyongyang and they adopted the
"Pyongyang Declaration " Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism" which stated that
"Ours is an era of independence and the socialist cause is a sacred one aimed at realising the independence of the popular masses.

Socialism suffered a setback in some countries in recent years. As a consequence of this, the imperialists and reactionaries are claiming that socialism has ‘come to an end’. This is nothing but a sophistry to beautify and embellish capitalism and patronise the old order.

The setback of socialism and the revival of capitalism in some countries is causing a great loss to the achievement of the socialist cause, but it can never be interpreted as the denial of the superiority of socialism and of the reactionary character or capitalism."
  The Russian Communist leader Nina Andreeva , head of the All Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks of the former USSR was invited to the DPRK and gave a lecture at KIM IL SUNG University, titled "The Cause of Socialism Is Invincible " in which she outlined the causes of the frustration of socialism in the USSR and praised the DPRK as a true bastion of socialism.
  That the DPRK was a bastion of socialism was thanks to the gifted leadership of President KIM IL SUNG . During our visits in the early 1990s we saw a country firmly united around around the leader and the Party . A society where everyone helped each other . . A country of discipline and order with spotlessly clean streets with no litter. I remember my friend Shaun Pickford when we were in the mountains , looking around and saying "Juche paradise " .Similarly when we were in Kaesong we saw no one begging on the streets or hungry , Shaun related how the Western media had claimed that people were fainting from hunger on the streets of the DPRK , what an utter nonsense !
  All in all we saw a socialist paradise created and guided by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG . Today the DPRK , led by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , is upholding independence , socialism and self-reliance . This is the great legacy bequeathed by President KIM IL SUNG !
GLORY TO THE MEMORY OF THE GREAT LEADER COMRADE KIM IL SUNG !
LONG LIVE JUCHE KOREA !

Dr Dermot Hudson
Chairman UK Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG !
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Chairman UK Korean Friendship Association
Chairman British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korea Peninsula
hon general secretary International Central Committee For Songun Study