Category: Communism

North Korea’s newest multiple rocket launcher …

North Korea’s newest multiple rocket launcher system, the KN-09. Introduced in 2016, its 300 mm rockets boast an indigenously developed imagery guidance system which allows its rockets to accurately hit targets up to 200 km (120 mi) away, putting South Korea’s military HQ in Daejeon within range.

Bike-sharing stations have recently begun to a…

Bike-sharing stations have recently begun to appear in the central districts of Pyongyang. The stations, which are powered by solar energy, connect to North Korea’s national intranet and allow bikers to use e-payment cards to unlock and ride Ryomyong-brand bikes. Riders pay fees when they return their bike to any of the stations.

“Confrontation” by Kim Hyon Myong

“Confrontation” by Kim Hyon Myong

“We would never give up our nuclear program,” …

“Hoping that North Korea will abandon its nuclear program is more foolish than waiting for the sea to dry up,” according to North Korea’s media mouthpiece, Rodong Sinmun.

While North Korea watchers debate the possibility of negotiation and dialogue taking place between North Korea and the United States, Rodong Sinmun made it clear in an op-ed commentary that Pyongyang has no intention to give up its nuclear weapons. “Neither sanctions nor provocations nor threats can ever undermine North Korea’s position as a nuclear weapons state,” it asserted. “It would be a wise option to take the stand to peacefully coexist with North Korea, which has quickly emerged as a nation with a strategic nuclear capability,” the news agency reiterated.

North Korea has long asked for peaceful coexistence with the international community, once the latter recognizes it as a nuclear power. In particular, it has underlined that the United States should abandon its hostile policies toward Pyongyang.

On the same day, in a commentary titled “The Strong Sword of Justice to Tame the Nuclear Weapons of Oppression,” Rodong Sinmun asserted that North Korea’s nuclear force is “the powerful sword for defending peace as it can decisively tackle the nuclear threats and blackmail from the United States.” The state-run newspaper stressed that North Korea is “fully prepared to make the deadliest nuclear strike on the United States as it pleases at any random time and space.”

Claiming that North Korea has “intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles, along with a hydrogen bomb known as the ‘Tsar-Bomba (or the King of Bombs)’, which it has succeeded in loading onto an ICBM,” the newspaper said that North Korea has “demonstrated its powerful nuclear strike capability to the world, not in words, but in reality.”

“The United States and other hostile forces that have denied and disparaged North Korea’s nuclear deterrent in the past became no longer able to make much ado about nothing,” it added.

Rodong Sinmun insisted that North Korea has developed its nuclear deterrent to “ultimately overwhelm and crush the violent and flagitious nuclear threats of the United States… . The nuclear weapons are our most reliable means of deterrence to prevent the United States from playing perilously with fire in the Korean peninsula,” it asserted.

It furthermore stated that because the United States would “never give up its malicious ambition to conquer the world by virtue of its superior nuclear power,” North Korea is “entirely just … to bolster up its strength with a much stronger determination.“

– The Institute For Far Eastern Studies

Typical lunch at Pyongyang University of Scien…

Typical lunch at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology: beef curry rice

Vintage photo of Pyongyangites riding the Pyon…

Vintage photo of Pyongyangites riding the Pyongyang Metro’s escalator. The deepest metro system in the world at 110 metres, it takes 3 ½ minutes to reach platforms from ground level. Daily ridership is estimated to be between 300,000 to 700,000 people.

Kim Jong Un inspecting a new model of trolley …

Kim Jong Un inspecting a new model of trolley bus produced by the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory. The processing, electric motor, and assembly workshops of the factory were recently modernized and Kim Jong Un ordered the second-phase of the modernization effort to start upon his visit to the factory. 

A Pyongyang traffic cop standing at attention….

A Pyongyang traffic cop standing at attention. Traffic lights are slowly replacing the famous traffic ladies at key intersections in Pyongyang as the electricity situation in the city has continued to stabilize.

Yangchunsamnok capsules, the North Korean vers…

Yangchunsamnok capsules, the North Korean version of “Viagra”, produced by the Yongyang Koryo Pharma Factory. They are known to be particularly efficacious as they contain sildenafil and the box instructs the consumer to only “take one or two capsule, 30 min to an hour before married life.”

Hyon Song-Wol, the leader of the Moranbong Ban…

Hyon Song-Wol, the leader of the Moranbong Band, arrived in South Korea to inspect facilities for the art performances that the Samjiyon Orchestra will give during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Her arrival and elegant fashion caused a stir in South Korean media.