Steady development of relations between socialist neighbors, China and DPRK

July 11 marked the 61st anniversary of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. Signed in Beijing by Premier Zhou Enlai and President Kim Il Sung, the treaty is still in force. It is China’s only formal alliance with any country.

Marking the occasion the leading newspapers of the Communist Party of China and the Workers’ Party of Korea, Renmin Ribao (People’s Daily) and Rodong Sinmum (Workers’ Daily) both carried authoritative articles.

According to People’s Daily: “The China-DPRK friendship, personally provided by the leaders of elder generation of the two countries in the struggle against the imperialists’ aggression, is a precious wealth common to both sides.

“China, as a good comrade and neighbor, will as ever continue to support the DPRK developing the economy, improving the people’s living standard and accelerating socialist construction. And it heartily wishes the fraternal Korean people greater successes on the road of achieving the prosperity of the country and creating happiness.

“No matter how the international and regional situation may change, invariable are the firm stand of the Chinese party and government to reliably defend the China-DPRK relations and consolidate and develop them on good terms, the Chinese people’s feelings of friendship toward the Korean people and the support of China to socialist Korea.”

Roding Sinmun noted that the treaty had served as “a motive force accelerating the struggle of the Korean and Chinese peoples for socialism” and continued:

“Our people sincerely hope that everything will go well in China and successes will be registered in socialist construction of China.

“We will as ever extend full support and solidarity to all the measures taken by the Chinese party and government to defend the core interests of the country, preserve the development of the state and defend the life and security of the people, and will always be with the Chinese people on the road of further developing the bilateral relations of friendship with socialism as the core.”

The following reports were originally carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Chinese Paper on China-DPRK Friendship

The Chinese People’s Daily carried its commentator’s article on July 11, the 61st anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.

Noting that the bilateral treaty, jointly signed by Premier Zhou Enlai and President Kim Il Sung in Beijing 61 years ago, was a great event in the history of relationship between the two parties and the two countries, the article said:

The conclusion of the treaty provided a political and legal foundation for both sides to steadily deepen their friendly and cooperative relations sealed in blood and reliably defend the regional peace and stability.

For the past 61 years, the two sides have made the traditional China-DPRK friendship consolidate and develop along with the times, deepening their mutual understanding in the spirit of the treaty and thus advanced the socialist cause, promoted the welfare of the peoples of the two countries and contributed to regional peace and prosperity.

The China-DPRK friendship, personally provided by the leaders of elder generation of the two countries in the struggle against the imperialists’ aggression, is a precious wealth common to both sides.

In recent years, General Secretary Xi Jinping and General Secretary Kim Jong Un guided and promoted the China-DPRK relationship to enter a new historic period through their meetings and close exchange of opinions.

The two countries have positively promoted their cooperation in all fields and defended their common interests while supporting each other in the matter of mutual important and key concern and closely cooperating with each other on the international arenas, thus strikingly displaying the vitality of their friendship.

Under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea led by General Secretary Kim Jong Un , the Korean people are achieving fresh and important successes in their struggle to implement the decisions of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee in the spirit of self-reliance and fortitude.

China, as a good comrade and neighbor, will as ever continue to support the DPRK developing the economy, improving the people’s living standard and accelerating socialist construction. And it heartily wishes the fraternal Korean people greater successes on the road of achieving the prosperity of the country and creating happiness.

No matter how the international and regional situation may change, invariable are the firm stand of the Chinese party and government to reliably defend the China-DPRK relations and consolidate and develop them on good terms, the Chinese people’s feelings of friendship toward the Korean people and the support of China to socialist Korea.

Together with the DPRK, China will steadily develop the friendly relations in keeping with the requirements of the new era and desire of the two peoples by carrying into practice the important common understanding reached by the leaders of the two parties and countries and thus bring greater well-being to the peoples of the two countries and make a great contribution to the regional and global peace, stability and development.


Rodong Sinmun Observes Anniversary of DPRK-China Treaty

Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an article to the 61st anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.

The treaty served as an important milestone in developing the strategic cooperation between the two countries and a motive force accelerating the struggle of the Korean and Chinese peoples for socialism, the article says, and goes on:

After the conclusion of the treaty the two countries have firmly preserved their true nature despite all trials of history and shared life and death while sincerely helping each other.

The treaty has greatly contributed to the struggle of the peoples of the two countries for defending peace and security in the region and the rest of the world by dint of friendship and solidarity.

Thanks to the efforts of the preceding leaders of the two countries, the DPRK-China friendship consolidated in the struggle to defend and advance the cause of socialism, the common cause.

The DPRK-China friendship, which has advanced, standing all challenges and trials of history, is now developing onto a higher stage on the basis of deep friendly relationship between the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un and Comrade Xi Jinping.

Our people sincerely hope that everything will go well in China and successes will be registered in socialist construction of China.

We will as ever extend full support and solidarity to all the measures taken by the Chinese party and government to defend the core interests of the country, preserve the development of the state and defend the life and security of the people, and will always be with the Chinese people on the road of further developing the bilateral relations of friendship with socialism as the core.

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  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada and i wanted to say that the majority of People in Canada,USA and Europe know very little or nothing about the DPRK.That is because the DPRK is rarely mentioned in the Media or by the Gov’ts.When the DPRK is mentioned by the Media or Gov’ts what is said is all lies without a doubt.Unfortunately most people agree with the lies about the DPRK.
    Also very little is known here in the western world about the Friendship between China and the DPRK.It is almost a News Blackout concerning China and the DPRK.It is important for people to know what is going on in the world.It is just as important as been literate.If people don’t have a good understanding of what is happening in the world their own Gov’ts can make life very hard for them and hinder progress in the world.The war in Ukraine is a good example of that.A lot of people don’t understand the root cause of the war in Ukraine so the war continues causing problems in all parts of the world.In China the Gov’t and Media talks about world affairs so the people knows what to do when a crisis happens anywhere in the world.

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