US Supported Japan – Not North Korea – is the Greatest Threat to Peace in Asia!

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The state of play. Any sane person would agree that warfare is legalised murder and an efficient and insane use of technology. Most, I think, would also agree that it is not in the best interests of human-beings as a species, to routinely kill and main one another in the name of political and economic gain, or the control of natural resources – and yet warfare is viewed under most national and international legal codes as ‘legitimate’ if a consensus prevails, or certain conditions prevail. Therefore, those in power maintain that power through the ‘threat’ of the use of lethal force. This leads to a situation where ‘bullying’ countries – such as the USA (and her cronies) conspire to control countries that are deemed ‘weaker’ through the ‘threat’ and ‘actualisation’ of military action, which can vary in intensity from murdering small numbers, to destroying sovereign governments, murdering hundreds of thousands whilst initiating regime change. This imperialist attitude and behaviour happens to the ‘bullied’ countries of the world. Currently, North Korea is continuously bullied by the US because its people have chosen the path of Socialism – that is the only reason. In this endeavour, the US is assisted by its colonies of South Korea and Taiwan, and its capitalistic ally of Japan. By way of contrast, North Korea is protected by the might of Communist China (through a 1961 ‘mutual assistance’ treaty). Every year the US (and her allies) play ‘war-games’ off the coast of North Korea – training for a full-scale invasion of that country. Whilst this real and present danger is unfolding, North Korea is expected to sit-back and allow it to happen – effectively being complicit in its own eventual down-fall. However, Kim Jong Un has not allowed this passive attitude to prevail – and whilst continuously calling for ‘peace’, and the US to stop its ‘war-like’ activities, he has embarked on a modest self-defence programme of building and testing medium to long-range missiles within North Korea’s geographical borders – a fully legal activity. Occasionally, unarmed prototype missiles have been test-fired harmlessly into the sea around North Korea. This is the kind of missile-testing the US carries-out all the time – but which the world treats as ‘normal’. China also carries-out this kind of testing – and the US knows full well that China could destroy US targets in minutes if the US ever attacked North Korea or China, etc. So where does this leave us? The Socialist countries – whilst calling for international peace and co-operation – are forced to build weapons of self-defence in a bid to fend-off the imperialist (capitalist) countries currently led by the US. Until these capitalist countries ‘renounce’ war (and sanity prevails) – North Korea has every right to defend itself. Moreover, whilst ‘capitalist’ Japan complains about the North Korean missile that landed harmlessly in waters off it coast (according to the bourgeois press), perhaps the government of Japan would like to issue an ‘official’ apology for the hundreds of thousands (even ‘millions’) of innocent Chinese, Korean, Russian, Burmese, Indian, Filipino, Indonesian and Western men, women and children its military murdered across Asia from 1931 – 1945! Japan has gotten away without acknowledging its War Crimes because it too – has become just another ‘cheap’ version of the United States – this time in Asia. It is Japanese nationalism and militarism (supported by the US) that is the biggest threat for security in the region – and not North Korean efforts to defend itself against such a threat!

Why China Will Defend North Korea: China-DPRK Friendship & Co-operation Treaty

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People have asked why China will come to the aid of North Korea if the West (i.e. the US-led UN), attack North Korea – and the answer is one of treaty and legality. A diplomatic agreement exists between Mainland China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This agreement is entitled in the Chinese language as ‘中朝友好合作互助条约’ – which translates into the English language as the ‘China-DPRK Friendship and Co-Operation Treaty’. It is also informally known in the Chinese language as the ‘中华人民共和国和朝鲜民主主义人民共和国友好合作互助条约’ or ‘People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation’. This Treaty was ratified on July 11th, 1961 in Beijing, with Zhou Enlai representing Communist China and Kim Il Sung representing Communist North Korea. This important Treaty has been automatically renewed twice, and is now valid until 2021.

The Treaty primarily guarantees full military (and other assistance) to the other Contracting Party when the Contracting Party is in a State of War. The parties do not participate in any alliance, group, action or measure that is hostile to the other party. In the economy, culture, science and technology,full cooperation is to be carried-out. Both sides agree to grant where relevant – full economic and technical assistance. From the date of signing (1961), this Treaty is valid and binding to both sides for 20 years, and has been renewed in 1981 and 2001. Either side can request an alteration to the terms, or an annulment of the Treaty in writing 6 months prior to each intended re-newal date.

The Treaty was approved by Liu Shaoqi, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China on August 30, 1961, and was approved by the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Political Consultative Conference of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on August 23, 1961. Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and DPRK Prime Minister Kim Il Sung (as the representatives of the two sides) met on September 10th, 1961 in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to exchange articles of agreement. In accordance with Article 7 of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Cooperation between China and the DPRK, this Treaty entered into force on September 10th, 1961.

Chinese Language Reference:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/中朝友好合作互助条约

2014: South Korea Returns Remains of Chinese Volunteer Soldiers (Photographs)

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On the morning of March 28th, 2014, the first batch of the remains of at least 437 Chinese Volunteer Soldiers – who died in the Korean War (1950-1953) – were respectfully returned by South Korean Forces to modern troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) during a sombre ceremony at Incheon International Airport. Mao Zedong deployed millions of Chinese Volunteer Army Soldiers into the Korean Peninsula in a successful bid to prevent the Communist State of North Korea being invaded and destroyed by US and UN Imperialist Forces. Although exact casualty figures for China are unknown – it is thought to be well over 500,000 (and probably many more). As the US and UN Imperialist Forces were nearly ousted from the Korean Peninsula – the bodies of many Chinese Volunteer Army Soldiers remained on the South Korean side of the 38th Parallel that separates capitalist South Korea from Socialist North Korea. Encouraged by their US colonial masters – the South Korean Government has decided to disinter the Chinese remains and clear the ‘enemy war cemeteries’, so that the land space can be used to build luxury flats, house for the rich and exclusive hotels.

 

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South Korean Soldiers Respectfully Hand-Over the Coffins

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PLA Soldiers Respectfully Receive the Coffins

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Chinese Ambassador to South Korea – Qiu Guohong Covers the Coffins of the Martyrs with China’s National Flag

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Each Martyr is Covered with the Flag of Communist China

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Ambassador Qiu Guohong Respectfully Straightens the Chinese Flag

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PLA Soldiers Respectfully Take Control of the Remains Martyrs

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Both Sides Pose Infront of the Plane Returning the Remains

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The PLA March the Martyrs Remains onto the Plane

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Elderly Chinese Volunteer Army Veterans – Who Buried Their Comrades – Attended the Ceremony in South Korea

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March 27th, South Korea Gyeonggi Province, Paju City – Chinese Volunteer Army Remains Stored in Temporary Shelters – South Korean Soldiers then Transported the Coffins by Train.

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Communist China and Capitalist South Korea have been Negotiating for Over a Year – and Now the First Batch of the Martyrs are transported to Shenyang

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July 27th, 2013 marked the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. South Korea Decided to Return Over 300 Martyr Remains in 22 Train Cars

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2006 it was Estimated that Around 180,000 Chinese Martyrs were Buried  Throughout Korea – with Very Few Returned to China

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South Korea Organizes and Collects the Remains, Relics, and Records into coffins, Including Seals, Pens, Badges, Wallets and Uniforms.

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The South Korean Ministry of National Defence is Responsible for the Excavation and Cleaning of the Remains,

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Three Chinese Volunteer Army Veterans Pay Their Respect to Fallen Comrades in South Korea (2013)

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The Hanzhong Cultural Association, Arranged this Visit of Respect

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A Typical Chinese Volunteer Army Grave Marker

Chinese Language Reference:

http://news.gdzjdaily.com.cn/qtxw/content/2014-03/28/content_1846413_6.htm

 

 

Heroic North Korean Resistance to US-Led UN Aggression in Korea (1950-1953) – a Pictural Record of Western Atrocities

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UN Officials Sign a Humiliating ‘Cease-Fire’ (1953)

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DPRK: Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Red Flag (Explained)

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The Workers’ Party of Korea (WKA) was founded in 1949 (with the support of the Soviet Union) from the merger of a number of Marxist-Leninist and anti-imperialist groups that covered all parts of Korea (including the South prior to its annexation by the United States).

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Its Red Flag represents its historical association with the Soviet Union and contains the usual hammer (representing industrial workers), and a sickle (representing agricultural workers), but also includes a central calligraphy brush traditional to Korean scholarship (representing intellectuals).

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This addition to the Soviet Red Flag demonstrates Korea’s intellectual independence from the Soviet ideologues (despite their important historical association), and represents Korea’s unique departure from the more formal strictures of Marxist-Leninism. In many ways, the North Koreans interpret their Juche philosophy as an ‘improvement’ or ‘progression’ of Marxist-Leninist thinking – although this is a contested issue. The Juche philosophy views humanity as the driving force of history (and not ‘class’), a humanity that must be led by a strong military (for self-defence purposes).

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Although Western narratives try to shoe-horn Juche into Stalinism (suggesting that Stalinism was a departure from Marxist-Leninism) this is incorrect on both counts.

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Stalin did not depart from Marxist-Leninism – but did have to apply this ideology during the most extraordinary of situations in the world. Similarly – Korean Juche – has nothing to do with the Soviet system – but is a unique Asian adaptation of Marxist-Leninism – perhaps involving a secular Confucian influence (hence the scholar’s brush). Whatever the case, the North Koreans have a right to self-defence and self-determination. Regardless of North Korea’s development of its own pathway – as a nation it still considers itself part of the International Communist Movement – and I have personally seen North Korean delegations visit the grave of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery on the anniversary of his death in march of each year (usually accompanying Communist Chinese representatives).

Chinese Language References:

http://m.baike.so.com/doc/5601797-5814400.html

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/朝鲜劳动党

North Korean Martial Arts Preserved in Northern China

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What many people do not understand is that the martial art of Tae Kwon Do that spread across the world after the Korean War (1950-1953) was invented by the US imperialists after their defeat in that conflict. This was because most of the ‘real’ Korean martial arts masters livid in North Korea and supported the Socialist government for the empowerment of the ordinary Korean people. The US colony of South Korea is a Christianised fabrication with martial arts that stem from fascist Japan!

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Not only this, but much of traditional Korean martial arts are preserved and practised in Northern Chinese provinces such as Jilin – where annual competitions and displays are held. Although ethnic Koreans living in China naturally dominate these events – Communist China is very proud when Chinese practitioners get anywhere near the top three positions in competition! The top picture is of a baking tool used in self-defence in North Korea termed the ‘Fighting Steamed-Dumpling Hammer’ (打糕槌 – Da Gao Chui). North Korea has a long history – once being apart of China – which a very rich and unique martial history. This is why many ethnic Koreans still live in North-East China and preserve their martial traditions.

Chinese Language Source:

http://jl.people.com.cn/n/2015/0811/c349771-25930972.html

DPRK: Is Kim Jong Un Giving-Up the Hereditary System and Rejoining the ‘Communist’ Camp?

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(Research & Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Translator’s Note: Although the terms ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ were apparently ‘removed’ from official documents in the DPRK a number of years ago, this did not mean that North Korea abandoned its Socialist or progressive institutions or establishments. On the contrary, the DPRK carried-on building Socialism and striving to establish Communism by looking after its people and providing for all their educational and material needs.  The idea that the removal of these two terms on paper equated with the abandonment of Marxist-Leninism in practice, is an error of interpretation. The only issue of note is that of the ‘heredity’ system in North Korea, and the dominance of that country’s government by a single branch of the ‘Kim’ family – but this is a matter for the North Korean people and no one else. Finally, although China is attempting to remove US and South Korean aggression against North Korea (by calling upon all sides to exercise restraint and arms control), nevertheless, articles within the Chinese press make it blatantly clear that China will come to the aid of North Korea should the West attack it. ACW (8.7.2017)

In May of this year (2016), the DPRK’s Workers’ Party will hold its 7th National People’s Congress.  It is thought that during this 7th Congress, the term ‘Communism’ will be re-written into the DPRK’s Constitution, or that slogans using the term will be used throughout the DPRK. In fact, with around a month before the 7th Congress begins, the DPRK Workers’ News publication has increased the intensity of its coverage, with Editorials including the word ‘Communism’! A typical example reads:

‘Military and civilian workers in the DPRK are striving together to build a Bright New Dawn and a Great Shining Path as a means of establishing ‘Communist’ civilisation in the country!’

The term ‘Communism’ has not appeared in the North Korean media for a long time. In April, 2009, the Supreme People’s Assembly (held in North Korea) decided to remove the term ‘Communism’ from the Constitution. Then in June, 2014 (after 39 years of ideological consistency) altered the Guiding Principles of the Constitution and the Workers’ Party Guiding Regulations for the first time, stating that ‘the only way to establish the DPRK Workers’ Party’s Ten Principles’, is only through the ‘Baishou Mountain Descent’ System – whereby Kim Jong Un’s regime was confirmed as being purely ‘hereditary’ in nature.

With the abandonment of the terms ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’, and the movement away from the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ – and the ‘Communist’ vision followed by Kim Il Song and Kim Jong Il – North Korea has become a de facto ‘Dynasty State’. This seems to suggest that Kim Jong Un’s rule is now viewed as more important than that of his ancestors, and that the Marxist-Leninist basis of revolution and workers’ struggle has been side-lined, or relegated as less important.

When North Korea followed the ‘Communist’ path, it was very much viewed as a hermit country with little interest in the outside world. With the abandonment of ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’, and the establishment of Kim Jong Un’s rule, the DPRK has become very active on the international stage, and has attracted unwanted and unwarranted attention from the capitalist West – particularly the US. Could it be the case that to remedy this, the DPRK is going to re-engage ‘Communism’, and abandon the Kim Family inheritance pathway?

The DPRK media has not used the term ‘Communism’for around 14 years – but its sudden re-emergence, it does appear that a change is coming. This is significant, as the DPRK has only held 6 previous Congresses in 1946, 1948, 1956, 1961, 1970 and 1980. The upcoming Congress will be the first in 36 years since the rule of Kim Sung Il!

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Chinese Language Article:

http://www.eazhijia.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=141955

放弃世袭! 金正恩考虑重投“共产主义”阵营

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导读: 朝鲜将于今年5月召开劳动党第七次全国代表大会。有观点认为,“共产主义”一词有可能会在本次七大上重新写入宪法,或者朝鲜政府将提出与共产主义相关的口号。
距离朝鲜劳动党第七次全国代表大会还剩大约一个月时间。朝鲜媒体已经展开了如火如荼的造势活动,以迎接这个重要场合。与此同时,有一个词也意外出现在宣传内容里——“共产主义”。朝鲜《劳动新闻》7日刊登的社论中写道,
“军人建设者和人民要将黎明大街建设成为符合文明国家面貌的共产主义理想大街。“
“共产主义”一词已好久没有出现在朝鲜媒体上。2009年4月,朝鲜召开的最高人民会议,决定从宪法中删除“共产主义”一词。2014年6月,朝鲜时隔39年首次修改规范力度高于宪法和劳动党章程的《树立党的唯一思想体系十大原则》,明文规定了“白头山血统”—金正恩一家的政权世袭制。
朝鲜毅然摒弃“共产主义”,无异于向全世界宣布朝鲜进入“王朝国家”。更为重要的是“共产主义”一词消失,代替的是“金日成和金正日主义”;同时删除了“无产阶级专政”。将原来“为完成社会主义、共产主义伟业而斗争”的部分修改为“为完成主体革命伟业而斗争”。这就意味着比起共产主义理念,金氏一家唯一领导体系更为重要。
当年朝鲜去共产主义的行为并未引起世人轰动,毕竟所有人都心知肚明:朝鲜此举只不过是捅破了一层窗户纸罢了。然而,近来朝鲜官媒再次提及“共产主义”,不免令人浮想联翩。难道在金正恩领导下的朝鲜要回归共产主义,甚至放弃金氏家族世袭?
韩联社认为,朝鲜媒体近期开始提到已有14年未提的“共产主义”,或表明共产主义一词有可能会在本次朝鲜劳动党七大上重新写入宪法,或者朝鲜政府将提出与共产主义相关的口号。
朝鲜劳动党七大是朝鲜时隔36年再次召开全国党代会,上一次朝鲜召开党代会还要追溯到金日成主政时期的1980年。朝鲜劳动党在历史上共召开过六次全国代表大会,分别是在1946年、1948年、1956年、1961年、1970年和1980年。

North Korea has a Right to Defend itself Against US Aggression

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The United States is the aggressor in Asia. As a capitalist country, it requires wars to fuel its sagging boom or bust economy,  and in so doing, take control of other areas of the world through business and commerce. This is the US policy of neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. America is able to do this because the European Union is fully on-board with this racist agenda, as are such US colonies as South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, etc. Interestingly, since the end of WWII, the US military has been defeated twice in Asia,  firstly Korea and secondly in Vietnam, but with Donald Trump at the helm, nuclear weapons might well be an option for the West. The US is continuously threatening North Korea and trying to antagonise that regime onto a war-footing with the US. In the meantime, the Western media continues to lie about the situation, claiming that Communist China will not come to the aid of the DPRK should such a war arise. This is a dangerous and false propaganda. Although there exists much debate about the nature of the relationship between China and the DPRK within China, the official policy remains one of protecting the DPRK against US attack. This policy implies that an attack on the DPRK will be viewed as an attack on China – and that the Chinese government will take appropriate steps to ‘defend’ itself. Asian people should unite and collectively throw-out the US presence from the region. If they do not, then Asian people will be sacrificed yet again for the pursuance of a racist, US foreign policy.

North Korea Has Continuously Called Upon the US to Sign a Peace-Treaty

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The following article was published on the Chinese language search-engine ‘Baidu’ in 2015, and demonstrates President Obama’s unwillingness to sign a Peace Treaty with North Korea. In 1953 during the Korean War, the US and UN forces had suffered numerous and humiliating military defeats at the hands of the Chinese ‘Volunteer’ Army and its North Korean ally. With no hope of victory insight, the US decided to sign an ‘armistice’ agreeing to a cease-fire – but not an official end to hostilities. Today, over 60 years later, North Korea and South Korea are still in a ‘state of war’, which the US will not allow to be changed – despite continuous requests by the North Korean leadership. This is because the US believes that the North Korean regime can be bankrupted and impoverished by its continuous requirement to develop arms to protect its borders from the threat of US military aggression, and that pressure upon North Korea equals pressure upon its major ally – Communist China. Although Donald Trump is a rightwing, bourgeois lunatic, his ultra-aggressive policy toward North Korea is remarkably continuous of US foreign policy since 1953, and in-line with Obama’s approach, albeit more pro-active and dynamic. Trump wants North Korea destroyed (and capitalised), and Russia to be a subordinate branch of the EU, as a means to spread US-style domination around the globe. In reality, however, it is the US that wants war, and North Korea that wants peace. ACW 15.4.2017

North Korea reportedly rejected the idea of resuming talks to abandon its nuclear program on Saturday, but said it would welcome negotiations for a peace treaty with Washington.

据报道,朝鲜周日拒绝继续关于终止核计划的谈话,但称其欢迎与美国进行和平协议的谈判。
North Korea’s foreign ministry made the statement one day after President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye said they were ready to open talks with Pyongyang on sanctions if they were serious about dissolving its nuclear program, according to Reuters.
距路透社报道,来自朝鲜外交部的这一声明发生在奥巴马与韩国总统朴槿惠做出声明的一天后,他们说已准备好与朝鲜开启关于制裁的谈话,如果朝鲜真的要解除其核计划。
If the United States insists on taking a different path, the Korean peninsula will only see our unlimited nuclear deterrent being strengthened further,” the North said in a statement.
朝鲜在声明中说:”如果美国坚持走另一条道路,朝鲜半岛无限制的核威慑力量会进一步加强。”

North and South Korea are still technically at war after signing a truce in 1953 to temporarily end their conflict. The U.S. also signed the deal after backing the South.
在1953年签订停战协议短暂结束了冲突后,朝韩实质上还是处于战争状态。美国也参加了协议的签署,在此之前它是韩国的支持者。
Obama, while meeting with Park on Friday, said Iran had been prepared to have a “serious conversation” about the possibility of giving up the pursuit of nuclear weapons. He said there’s no indication of that in North Korea’s case.
奥巴马于周五会见了朴槿惠,他称伊朗已准备对放弃核武器的可能性进行谈话,而在朝鲜的例子里没有这样的迹象。
“At the point where Pyongyang says, `We’re interested in seeing relief from sanctions and improved relations, and we are prepared to have a serious conversation about denuclearization,’ it’s fair to say we’ll be right there at the table,” Obama told a joint news conference.
Obama在一场新闻联合会议中说:”对于平壤方面所说的,’我们对减少制裁、改善关系非常有兴趣,同时我们正为关于撤销核武器的会谈做准备’,我们可以很公正的说我已经做好了在谈判桌上的准备。”
In a joint statement after Friday’s meeting, the U.S. and South Korea said that if North Korea decides to launch another rocket into space or test a nuclear explosion, “it will face consequences, including seeking further significant measures by the U.N. Security Council.” The statement also said they would never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.
周五的会谈后,美韩发表联合声明称,如果朝鲜决定再发射一枚火箭或测试一次核爆炸,朝鲜将会面临后果,包括来自联合国安理会的严重措施。这次声明还强调美韩绝不接受朝鲜作为一个核武器国家。
North Korea had walked away from talks involving the U.S. and four other countries in 2008 and continued to conduct nuclear tests. It claims the only way to end conflict with Washington is to sign a peace treaty.
朝鲜拒绝参与美国和其他四国于2008年的会谈,并继续开展核测试,它称与美方停止冲突的唯一方法就是签署和平协议。
Park’s visit Friday further strengthened South Korea’s ties with the US.
朴槿惠周五的访美活动进一步加强了韩国与美国的联系。
U.S. retains 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, and nearly 50,000 troops in Japan. Obama called the U.S.-South Korean alliance “unbreakable.” Park called it a “lynchpin” of regional security.
美国在韩国驻军28500人,这一传统从1950年至1953年的朝鲜战争就遗留下来,美在日本驻军近50000人。奥巴马称美韩关系牢不可破,韩国称其为区域安全的关键。
In August, the two Koreas threatened each other with war after two South Korean soldiers were wounded by land mines Seoul says were planted by the North. The tensions have since eased, and the two sides have agreed to resume next week reunions of Korean families divided by the Korean War.
八月,在两名韩国士兵被韩国方面称是朝鲜埋下的地雷炸伤后,韩国朝鲜两国以战争相要挟。冲突在之后有所缓和,双方同意继续下周举行的因朝鲜战争而被分开的家庭的团聚。
The Obama administration has faced criticism from hawks and doves alike for a lack of high-level attention on North Korea, which estimated to have enough fissile material for between 10 and 16 nuclear weapons.
奥巴马方面受到了来自鹰派和鸽派方面的批评,称其缺少对朝鲜方面的高度重视,朝鲜据估计拥有足够多的核燃料,和10至16个核武器。

Chinese Language Reference:

http://m.kekenet.com/read/201510/405453.shtml

When YouTube ‘Facts’ Are Wrong

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YouTube, of course, if the ‘truth’ be told, means absolutely nothing as a title in the UK. In fact to us Brits, it sounds like an individual is somehow associated with a ‘tube’ or ‘cylinder’, made of metal, cardboard, polystyrene, etc, or even those old barrels those of us over 40 used to be rolled in, during playtime at school. The point is, a British version of YouTube would probably be called something like ‘Personal-TV’, or ‘Your-Video’, or something similar. As a platform for uploading and sharing videos, YouTube is useful, and this explains why the Brits put-up with its meaningless title. What YouTube also does, is allow anyone – right, left and centre – to make videos expressing personal (and often bias opinions) as objective ‘facts’. This lack of common-sense and ‘quality control’ stems from the US lunacy of ‘freedom of speech’, whereby any racist, sexist, rightwing, poorly educated, mistakenly educated and misinformed ‘moron’ can express an opinion as if all opinions are of equal worth. Freedom of speech is a dangerous fallacy that dumbs-down entire societies by reducing the common level of understanding to the outpourings of those uninformed individuals that shout the loudest. This is why the UK does not possess ‘freedom of speech’ (except in Parliament, where such expression is very carefully regulated through a highly polite and controlled convention of speech), but does possesses ‘freedom of expression’, which is legally entwined with ‘responsibility of speech’. The British method is better because it requires education and discipline throughout society for it to operate. The US system only favours the rich and powerful who want to say and do whatever they which, to whomever they which, whenever they which to do it, with no legal impediment. As matters stand, YouTube allows racist rhetoric, both subtle and overt, within many of its videos, only taking down those that attract enough negative press, but generally taking no action. As YouTube is now owned by Google, it is busy re-asserting the opaque and semi-legal notion of ‘copyright’, and generally oppressing some of its most creative users (such as BasedShaman). However, the anti-Socialist and anti-Communist presence on YouTube is obvious with its videos of ‘pseudo-history’ and Cold War disinformation, as is its Eurocentric racist mythology that depicts Chinese and Korean people as dog-eating devil-worshippers that ‘pretend’ to be Communists (this criticism is only aimed at North Korea – where dogs are not eaten – but never at ‘capitalist’ South Korea, where dogs are routinely consumed) . Two of these Eurocentric racist myths involve ‘Yulin Dog Festival’ in China (which was outlawed long ago), and the equally racist myth of ‘organ harvesting’ from poor Asian countries (but generally levelled at China). Both of these racist myths appeared recently in a ‘fact’ video uploaded by ‘List25‘, but can be found elsewhere amongst many other ‘false facts’ presented as ‘true’.  Ironically, so distorted and powerful is this Eurocentric (racist) myth-making, that ‘List25’ actually believes these ‘lies’ to be ‘true’ and presents them as such – thus introducing a whole new generation to the Eurocentric (racist) mythology toward China. Under Marxist-Leninist-Maoism, the Chinese people have thrown-off the highly exploitative Western imperialism that made them starve, and in recognition of the fact that China has ‘boomed’ under Communism, the government of China ‘outlawed’ mistreating or eating cats and dogs decades ago, simply because there is no need to eat them. China is now affluent, and in a relatively short space of time, has moved way beyond the ‘capitalist’ United States. This explains in-part, the ignorance encouraged in the US about Communism in general, and genuine Chinese culture inparticular. My advise is to ‘fact check’, but also be careful where you ‘fact check’. Just because racist myths about China have a certain currency within the Eurocentric (racist) narrative about China, does not make these ideas ‘true’ in and of themselves. This equally true of those who repeatedly ‘trumpet’ ignorance as fact on YouTube. In China, life goes on as usual, and when people can be bothered to look at this Eurocentric stupidity, it just confirms their already low-opinion about life within a capitalist system.

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