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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1011 (August 30 to September 5, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

North Korea holds elections in relation to the Workers Party Delegates’ Conference.

North Korea held party elections for provinces related to the Party Delegates’ Conference. (Korean Central Television, Rodong Sinmun on August 30 ~ September 5)

North Korea propagates its economic performance.

North Korea propagated the improvement in its economic performance and stressed that strong political willingness and excellent efforts are required to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party and the Party Delegates’ Conference. (Korean Central Television on August 31)

North Korea reports on typhoon damage.

North Korea reported that typhoon No.7 “Gonpas” swept through the country, causing serious damage and that numerous croplands in Hwanghae and Gangwon provinces were submerged. (Korean Central Broadcasting Station on September 3 ~ September 5)

Inter-Korean Affairs

NK blasts U.S.-ROK joint military drills for being extended

North Korea criticized and threatened the South as the schedule for the U.S.-ROK joint military drills were being extended (September 5 ~9). (Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television, Pyongyang Broadcasting Services on August 31 ~ September 4)

NK criticizes the South government’s cabinet reshuffle.

North Korea criticized South Korean government and its police makers related to the cabinet reshuffle (August 8). (Minju Chosun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television on September 1 ~ 3)

Foreign Affairs

Chairman Kim Jong-il unofficially visits China.

Chairman Kim Jong-il unofficially visited China from August 26 to 30, and this trip was made at the invitation of the Chinese President Hu Jintao.   (Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television, Korean Central Broadcasting Station on August 30)

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