Over the last month, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has strongly affirmed its militant alliance and strong solidarity with its socialist neighbour, the People’s Republic of China, on a number of occasions.
Following Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which was followed by an equally provocative jaunt to south Korea, besides a statement from the DPRK Foreign Ministry, the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) sent a letter on August 9 to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in which the US Speaker’s visit was slammed as “an unpardonable political provocation aimed to defame the authority of the CPC and disturb the successful holding of its 20th Congress.”
The letter noted that the Asia-Pacific strategy developed by the United States since the 1950s had now been revised as an Indo-Pacific strategy, “with the main aim of checking the growth and development of socialist China and its cause of national reunification at present”, adding that, “the US has applied such stereotyped method most intensively and despicably in the moves to isolate and stifle socialism of the DPRK and China.” The WPK further stressed that the vicious anti-China moves of the US would never “break the steadfast will of 1.4 billion Chinese people to accomplish the complete reunification of the country.”
Previously, on August 1, the 95th anniversary of the founding of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), DPRK Defence Minister Ri Yong Gil greeted his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, noting that the armies of the DPRK and China, which had fought shoulder-to-shoulder in wars against both Japanese and US imperialism, were now “reliably guaranteeing the cause of socialism with arms,” adding that the Korean People’s Army, “would closely wage strategic and tactic coordinated operations with the CPLA in order to jointly guard peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.”
Meanwhile, on July 28, the day after the Korean people celebrate their victory in the Fatherland Liberation War against US imperialism, top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un visited the Friendship Tower to honour and pay tribute to the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers, who had sacrificed their lives in the joint struggle waged on Korean soil. The Friendship Tower is located in a prestigious spot in the centre of the Korean capital Pyongyang, directly opposite the Chinese Embassy. Kim Jong Un stressed that, “the DPRK-China friendship, sealed in blood and further cemented in all sorts of trying ordeals of history, would be carried forward and developed generation after generation along with the dynamic advance of the socialist cause.”
The following reports were originally carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
C.C., WPK Sends Solidarity Letter to C.C., CPC
The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) sent a solidarity letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on August 9 in connection with the issue of Taiwan.
The WPK Central Committee said in the letter that the public junket to Taiwan, made by an incumbent U.S. high-ranking official despite China’s strong protest and solemn warning and the universal opposition of the international community, was a serious infringement on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and an unpardonable political provocation aimed to defame the authority of the CPC and disturb the successful holding of its 20th Congress.
Noting that the Asia-Pacific security strategy, raised by the U.S. since the 1950s, has been revised as the “India-Pacific strategy” and enforced with the main aim of checking the growth and development of socialist China and its cause of national reunification at present, the letter said that it is the U.S. inveterate method of executing its policy to fabricate the root cause and mislead the international opinion before realizing its strategic scheme on the plea of controlling it and that the U.S. has applied such stereotyped method most intensively and despicably in the moves to isolate and stifle socialism of the DPRK and China.
The WPK Central Committee bitterly denounces the U.S. shameless provocation as a grave challenge to the socialist cause of China, ruthless interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and a serious threat to regional peace and stability, it said.
In the letter, the WPK Central Committee expressed full support and solidarity with all the strong, just and legitimate steps taken by the CPC and the Chinese government to resolutely repulse the U.S. arbitrariness, safeguard the territorial integrity of the state and achieve the reunification cause of the Chinese nation.
The letter stressed that any reckless and vicious anti-China offensive by the U.S. and its vassal forces would never impair the authority of the CPC, which has opened up a turning point in exploring and developing the destiny of the Chinese nation and performed great historic feats, nor break the steadfast will of 1.4 billion Chinese people to accomplish the complete reunification of the country.
Saying that the WPK Central Committee will as ever fully support the just stand and all the determinations of the CPC over the Taiwanese issue and always be with the Chinese comrades on the road for its realization, the letter expressed the conviction that the CPC would successfully hold its 20th Congress, to serve as an important milestone in a new historic journey for the great prosperity of the Chinese nation, under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping.
DPRK Minister of National Defence Sends Greetings to His Chinese Counterpart
Ri Yong Gil, minister of National Defence of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Wei Fenghe, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China, on the occasion of the 95th founding anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
The message congratulated the CPLA on winning the victory of the revolution, safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state and making excellent achievements in the struggle for building a modernized army under the leadership of the Communist Party of China with Xi Jinping as its core for the past 95 years.
Noting that the armies of the DPRK and the PRC, which fought shoulder to shoulder in the anti-Japanese and anti-U.S. wars, are reliably guaranteeing the cause of socialism with arms, the message stressed that the Korean People’s Army would closely wage strategic and tactic coordinated operations with the CPLA in order to jointly guard peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.
Meanwhile, a congratulatory floral basket in the name of the DPRK Ministry of National Defence was conveyed to the Ministry of National Defense of the PRC.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Friendship Tower
Kim Jong Un , general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, visited the Friendship Tower on Thursday on the occasion of the great war victory day.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Pak Jong Chon, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Il Hwan, Ri Yong Gil, Jong Kyong Thaek, Ri Thae Sop, Kim Song Nam, Ri Son Gwon and Choe Son Hui.
A wreath in the name of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was laid at the tower amid the playing of the wreath-laying music.
Also laid there were wreaths in the names of the WPK Central Committee and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.
Written on the ribbons of the wreaths were the letters “Martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers will always be alive”.
Kim Jong Un paid high tribute to the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) who unsparingly shed their valuable blood in the same trenches for repulsing the imperialist aggression for the sake of the common cause.
There was a march past of the guard of honor of the Korean People’s Army.
Kim Jong Un went round the Friendship Tower together with cadres accompanied.
He stressed that the brilliant combat merits and feats of the CPV officers and men, obviously recorded in the history of the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War, would be immortal and that the DPRK-China friendship, sealed in blood and further cemented in all sorts of trying ordeals of history, would be carried forward and developed generation after generation along with the dynamic advance of the socialist cause.