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Choe Ryong Hae to take part in NAM Summit

A delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) led by 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, left here on Tuesday to take part in the 18th NAM Summit to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The guard of honor of the Korean People's Army (KPA) lined up at a terminal of Pyongyang International Airport.

Choe Ryong Hae reviewed the guard of honor of the KPA after receiving a salute from its first vice-chief.

The DPRK delegation was seen off by Thae Hyong Chol, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Kim Son Gyong, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.

(KCNA - October 22, 2019)

Makkoli pours out of Taedonggang Beer Factory

Recently, a process for producing makkoli went into operation at the Taedonggang Beer Factory in the DPRK.

Makkoli, one of the Korean nation's traditional beverages, contains 10-odd nutritive substances like essential amino acid, vitamin and mineral matter. It is an exhilarating drink with mixture of sweet taste, acidity and astringency.

In this regard, Ri Hae Nam, chief engineer of the factory, told KCNA:

The factory has put all the processes ranging from raw material feeding to packing on a germ-free and dust-free basis.

Now, it is producing makkoli with 5 percent and 3 percent of alcoholic content. Those drinks are winning popularity among citizens for their good taste and long shelf life.

(KCNA - October 22, 2019)

Imperialists' sanctions are not omnipotent weapons

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By Kim Kwang Myong
Rodong Sinmun

The U.S. and other Western powers are putting pressure upon the countries disobedient to them with sanctions and are also vociferating that they can lift the sanctions if the countries accept their demand.

It is an intention of the imperialists to force others to kneel down with "carrot" and "whip" and one step of concession leads to ruin in the end.

The reality shows that the world and mankind can never rest in peace unless the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the imperialists are checked.

The aim of the imperialists' sanctions is to throw economy of countries incurring their displeasure into confusion and to destabilize people and thus realize regime change and put those countries under their control.

Compromising with the imperialists' sanctions can neither defend the state nor bring happiness to the people.

Fear and concession in face of the imperialists' sanctions lead to ruin.

No one offers or defends the so…

Japanese politicians' visit to Yasukuni Shrine

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By Association of Korean Victims Spokesperson

The spokesman for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and Their Bereaved Families issued a statement Sunday to accuse the present Japanese government ministers of making a visit to Yasukuni Shrine:

Following the chief executive, other government ministers of Japan offered tributes to the shrine and more than 90 dietmen from the ruling and opposition parties made a group visit to it on Oct. 18.

Yasukuni Shrine is a symbol of Japanese militarism where the departed souls of the top-class war criminals still linger. The war criminals were punished by history for their engagement in the war of aggression and plunder.

What is sought by the Japanese politicians by making the visit to Yasukuni Shrine an organized and an annual one is to intoxicate the Japanese nationals with the militarist toxin and to realize at any cost their failed old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere".

The recent visit…

DPRK holds enlarged plenary meeting

There took place an enlarged plenary meeting of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Attending it were Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, and members of the Cabinet.

The meeting discussed on thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his work "Teachers Should Fulfill Their Duty as Career Revolutionaries in Implementing the Party's Policy on Bringing About a Radical Turn in Education" and reviewed the third quarterly work for carrying out the tasks advanced by the Supreme Leader in his New Year Address and discussed the measures.

Vice-Premier Jon Kwang Ho made a report on the first agenda.

Referring to successes achieved in implementing the Party's policy of education in recent years, the reporter pointed out the deviation of officials failing to develop the edu…

Hidden confrontation, war without gunfire

Rodong Sinmun on confrontation with imperialists in field of ideology and culture
By Ri Hak Nam

The imperialists are trying to infringe upon the sovereignty of other countries and overthrow their governments through hidden means of attack.

The means of attack is the ideology and culture, which is hidden confrontation and war without gunfire.

This war is acuter and severer than a war with physical power and determines the destiny of a country and a nation.

The ideological and cultural poisoning is the trite method of domination and invasion used by the imperialists since long ago. And it is the main means of aggression desperately used by the imperialists at present when the structure of forces in the world is being changed rapidly and the strength-all-powerful doctrine has become impotent. It is the strategy of the imperialists to dominate the world through "peaceful transition" by persistently conducting ideological and cultural poisoning, which they failed with military p…

Revelation of Abe's inveterate wild ambition for reinvasion

By Son So Yon
Rodong Sinmun

Japanese Prime Minister Abe in his address to the interim Diet session on Oct. 4 described Japan in its imperial era as a "country that advocated racial equality against colonialism."

If Abe wants to explain what kind of country Japan was in the first half of the 20th century, he should fully consider the view of the neighboring countries.

Several countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Korea and China were invaded by Japan's forces.

The Japanese militarists inflicted untold pain and misfortune upon the people in the countries under their occupation and brutally massacred innocent people.

Abe embellished Japan's past history of aggression and called for constitutional revision. It is just a revelation of Abe's inveterate wild ambition for reinvasion and the height of history distortion.

Recently, Abe referred to the possibility of Diet dissolution, pressurizing the opposition parties to take part in the discussion for retrogress…