lundi 10 octobre 2011

66th anniversary of North Korean Workers' Party...

North Korea celebrates the 66th anniversary of the foundation of its ruling Korean Workers' Party on Monday.

On Sunday in the capital Pyongyang, party flags were displayed throughout the city as well as signs with slogans proclaiming the "great party."

The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Sunday reported on people offering flowers at a bronze statue of the country's founder Kim Il Sung and dancers and musicians preparing for their celebration performances.

In North Korea, moves are underway to create a personality cult around Kim Jong Un, the third son of incumbent Kim Jong Il and his heir apparent. A stone monument has been built with an inscription saying it is the people's happiness to have Kim Jong Un as their leader.

In Pyongyang, high-rise apartment and other buildings are being constructed at a fast pace. Kim Jong Un is believed to have received credit for the works.

Meanwhile, North Korea has warned against a campaign by a South Korean civic group and has threatened military retaliation. The group is planning to drop leaflets that criticize North Korea's regime near the demilitarized zone.
(Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Oct. 10, 2011)

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