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WEEKLY NK NEWS (2000.8.28 - 2000.9.3)

Kim Jong-il visited the Kangye Precision Technologies Company and provided on-site instructions on the regional economy in Chagang province. North Korea was also hit hard by calamities as South Hwanghae and other areas suffered floods and considerable civilian casualties from the recent typhoon.

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Young-nam departed Pyongyang to attend the United Nations Millenium Summit, and made a statement on the second anniversary (Aug. 31st) of the supposed launch of its `Kwangmyungsung' satellite, saying that North Korea will `go our own way and stand firm' concerning the stalinist country's supposed satellite program, `despite unfounded allegations of a ballistics missile test by reactionaries in the US and Japan'.

As for inter-Korean relations, the Second Minister-Level Talks were held in Pyongyang (Aug. 29 - Sept. 01), and South Korea repatriated 63 non-apostate North Korean prisoners to North Korea through Panmunjom on Sept. 2nd, as a humanitarian measure.

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