Ssirum challenge contest held in Pyongyang
The ssirum (Korean wrestling) challenge contest has been held in Pyongyang.
It drew winners in catch-weight events at the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Games held in celebration of the Day of the Sun, the Sports Contest for Pochonbo Torch Prize and the recent National Championships.
University of foreign studies celebrates 70th anniversary
Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies has celebrated its 70th founding anniversary.
The university, a winner of the Order of Kim Il Sung, is a pedigree establishment for foreign language education in the DPRK which was founded and has developed under the guidance of the peerlessly great men.
Mother respected for bringing up sons finely
There is a woman who receives hearty congratulations from coal miners and villagers on Mothers’ Day (November 16) every year.
She is Phyon Yong Ok who lives in Ward No. 9 of Inpho District in Pukchang County, South Phyongan Province, and who brought up three sons as respectable men.
Unity vital to fight against unilateralism
How would the US have reacted if France or China levied a hefty fine on American firms on the basis of domestic law?
Doubtlessly, the US would strongly reject it. However, it recklessly imposes fines on foreign rival companies according to its law.
New varieties bred
Researchers of the Pyongyang Floriculture Institute have made achievements in increasing rose species.
“Rose is one of the typical flowering shrubs with many gardening varieties in the world. Our institute has acclimatized world-famous rose species to the climatic and soil conditions of our country, thereby registering 15 species as national varieties,” said Ri Son, director of the institute.
Japan-based Koreans celebrate diamond jubilee of KSTA
A meeting took place in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov 9 to mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Korean Scientists and Technologists Association in Japan.
Attending the meeting were Im Jong Hyok, chairman of the Central Standing Council of the Association, and its members, students of Korean University and members of the Union of Korean Students in Japan.
Historical sites in Songchon
In Songchon County, South Phyongan Province, the DPRK, there are more than 10 historical sites showing the Korean architecture and culture.
Kim Song Ho, head of the National Heritage Conservation Management Office in Songchon County, told that the historical relics have been well preserved under the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy of national heritage preservation.
Service facilities gear up for Mother's Day
Public service amenities in Pyongyang are now busy with customers preparing presents for Mother’s Day (November 16).
The Pyongyang Greeting Card and Souvenir Shop and the Pyongyang Yokjon Department Store, where a national cosmetics show is going on, were visited by a large number of people buying greeting cards and functional cosmetics made by local producers.
'Big things' vs 'small things'
“Sacrifice small things for big interests,” it is an instructive saying indeed.
Japanese politicians began to say that as they left the whole of their territory at the disposal of the US as its strategic military base and a bridgehead for realizing its Asia strategy after World War II.
Tour of scenic attraction in Mt Kuwol
At present all mountains and streets are aglow with autumnal tints in the DPRK.
We went on a sightseeing trip to the west coastal resort of Mt Kuwol (September in English) which got the name for the glorious splendour in September.
Pyongyang hosts 2nd intl green building materials & furniture show
The 2nd Pyongyang International Green Building Materials and Furniture Exhibition has taken place in the DPRK.
At least 50 companies from the DPRK and foreign countries presented green building materials and furniture.
Bid for tightened control over S. Korea
The US is ratcheting up pressure on south Korea under the signboard of "strengthening the alliance."
It urged south Korea to pay more for the upkeep of GIs in south Korea and is forcing it to modify the "note on allies’ crisis control", a document attached to the "south Korea-US mutual defense treaty."
Lifeline of national existence and prosperity
The Korean people are now stepping up the building of a powerful socialist country under the banner of self-reliance.
President Kim Il Sung achieved the great cause of national liberation by leading the anti-Japanese war to victory under the banner of independence and strictly applied the principle of self-reliance to state building and activities in the whole course of his leadership of the DPRK.
University produces foreign studies experts over decades
Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies is a celebrated educational institution for training foreign language specialists in the DPRK.
Starting with only some ten lecturers and 300 students learning Russian at the time of inauguration on November 15 1949, the university has turned into a comprehensive base of foreign studies, which runs courses in over 20 languages including English, Chinese, Arabic, German, French and Spanish and has the simultaneous interpretation institute, online education department, foreign languages and postgraduate schools, translation lab, translation and interpretation exchange centre and training school for incumbent officials and foreign students.