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Construction of Samjiyon County Progresses Apace in DPRK

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) — Builders of the 216 Division are making achievements to spruce up Samjiyon County, a sacred land of the Korean revolution in Ryanggang Province, the DPRK. The Construction Brigade 618 under the division dug out hundreds cubic meters of earth and tamped thousands cubic meters of concrete to lay a foundation […]

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Construction of Railroad Bed and Tunnels Completed in Samjiyon County

Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) — The construction of Hyesan-Samjiyon broad-gauge railway progresses apace in Ryanggang Province, the DPRK. The Hyesan-Samjiyon Railway Construction Brigade under the 216 Division finished laying railroad bed and building tunnels and other structures in a little more than a year. The brigade conducted a number of blasting, including a blasting of […]

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Construction of Samjiyon County Progresses Apace in DPRK

Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) — It has been pushed forward in the DPRK to turn the Samjiyon County in Ryanggang Province into a model county of the country. The county is the native place of leader Kim Jong Il. The field headquarters of 216 Division has set the Hyesan-Samjiyon broad-gauge railway as a main thrust […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 친애하는 동지들! 우리는 주체혁명사에 일찌기 없었던 위대한 번영의 새 력사를 창조하며 하루하루를 격동적인 투쟁의 날과 날로 빛내인 2016년을 보내고 새해 2017년을 맞이합니다. 위대한 인민이 안아온 자랑찬 기적의 위대한 한해를 긍지높이 돌이켜보는 뜻깊은 이 자리에서 나는 당과 사상도 뜻도 의지도 하나가 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address: Full English Text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | KOREAN TEXT English translation by the Korean Central News Agency. Dear Comrades,     Having seen out 2016, in which we glorified each and every day with gigantic struggle, creating a new history of great prosperity unprecedented in the history of the Juche revolution, we are seeing in the new year 2017. […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address

FULL SPEECH TEXT: KOREAN | ENGLISH The 2017 speech was most notable for Kim Jong Un’s announcement that “We have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch in intercontinental ballistic rocket.” The announcement followed two nuclear tests in 2016 and came less than a month before Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. It immediately highlighted […]