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The e-Asia Collection contains about 1800 LIT and PDF eBooks. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditional materials.

 
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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Visits Chinese Embassy in Celebrati...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang on July 2 at the invitation of Chinese Ambassador to Korea for a party in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. Accompanied by high-ranking officials of the party, state organs and armed forces, Kim Jong Il attended a banquet given by Wang Guozhang, Chinese Ambassador to Korea, and had a cordial and friendly talks with leading officials of the embassy.

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The People's Korea Dprk, China Vow to Strengthen Relations Marking...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Pyongyang and Beijing further strengthened their friendly relations as both sides exchanged their goodwill delegations in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the D.P.R.K-China mutual assistance treaty. General Secretary Kim Jong Il of the Workers? Party of Korea received a Chinese goodwill delegation led by Jiang Chunyun, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the ...

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The People's Korea Dprk, Russia Reconfirm Revitalized Traditional ...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: The D.P.R.K. leader Kim Jong Il visited Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin by a special train along the 9000-km-long Trans-Siberian Railway which started in the border city of Khasan on July 26. The return visit to Moscow by Kim Jong Il came amid a growing international attention centering on Pyongyang?s diplomacy after the changed situation in the new century, the stalled ties between Pyongyang and Washington, in particular.

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The People's Korea Liberation Day Celebration Underlines Pan-Natio...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: An inter-Korean grand festival was held in Pyongyang between August 15 and 16 to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule from 1912 to 1945. Over 4,000 delegates from the North, South and overseas attended the festival, named ?The 2001 Grand Festival for National Reunification.? This was the first time that Koreans in the North, South and overseas met for the celebration of a liberation anniversary, though in the pa...

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The People's Korea President Jiang Zemin Revisits Dprk in 11 Years...

By: Jiang Zemin

Excerpt: PYONGYANG, September 12 (KCNA); There were unprecedented attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, throwing the whole country into panic, according to C.N.N., V.O.A. and other foreign reports. At around 9 o?clock on Tuesday morning two hijacked aircraft slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, making large holes in the higher and middle sections of the buildings and engulfing the buildings in flames and dark smoke..

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The People's Korea North, South Resume Ministerial Talks; Agree to...

By: Hong Chang Su

Excerpt: After a six-month suspension, inter-Korean government-level talks were resumed in Seoul, and North and South Korea agreed to exchange visiting groups of separated families and relatives and to promote economic cooperation in various fields. (See the joint communique on page 2.) The 5th round of inter-Korean ministerial talks were held in Seoul from Sept. 15 to 18 between the North side delegation headed by Kim Ryong Song, senior councilor of the D.P.R.K. Cabinet...

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The People's Korea Dprk Warns U.S. Against Causing Another Holocau...

By: Mt. Kumgang Tourism

Excerpt: The D.P.R.K. swiftly responded in a subdued yet firm tone to the October 8 U.S. launching of a military operation against Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, expressing its serious concern about the fact that the ?military retaliation,? so called by the superpower, may cause a world-wide holocaust surpassing a due combat with terrorism.

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The People's Korea Bush Lacks Diplomatic Etiquette

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: Bush?s renewed ?skeptical? remark on the D.P.R.K. leadership ?cannot but be interpreted as an imprudent statement unbecoming for the president of a ?superpower,??--?a senseless attitude away even from elementary diplomatic etiquette,? said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the country. The rebuke came in response to U.S. president George W. Bush?s statement in Shanghai. Stressing that the Bush administration itself was to blame for a long stalemate both on...

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Ready to Sign Anti-Terrorism Conventions

By: Chang Gwang Chon

Excerpt: ?We have made every possible effort to combat world terrorism. As part of it we have decided to sign the ?International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism,? an important instrument of international anti-terrorism struggle. We have also decided to accede to the ?International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages.? A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the D.P.R.K. was quoted by the Korean Central News Agency on November 3 as sayin...

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North Korean : The People's Korea Bushs Deeds Do Not Agree with Hi...

Excerpt: Pyongyang shows its growing vigilance against and skepticism about the Bush administration as a sheer incompatibility has been seen between its calls for resumed talks with Pyongyang and its adherence to a belligerent policy following the U.S. attacks on September 11, in particular.

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Signs Anti-Terror Conventions : The People's Korea Dprk Signs Anti...

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: The D.P.R.K. signed two U.N. conventions against terrorism, the Associated Press reported on November 29. The news agency quoted a South Korean Foreign Ministry official as saying that the D.P.R.K's U.N. representative Ri Hyong Choi signed on November 12 the two major anti-terror treaties-- the 1999 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the 1979 International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages. In early November, a...

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The People's Korea U.S. To Send Envoy and Food to Dprk

By: Choe Kwan Ik

Excerpt: The United States has sounded out the D.P.R.K. on a possible visit to Pyongyang of Jack Prichard, U.S. special envoy on Korean affairs, in an attempt to resume its stalled dialogue, the South Korean daily The Korea Herald said. ?North Korea has not yet responded to the suggestion, which was delivered through working-level channels involving the North?s U.N. representative in New York,? the paper quoted a South Korean government?s source as saying.

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Visits Russian Embassy

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: Kim Jong Il on January 6 visited the Russian embassy in Pyongyang at the invitation of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov on the occasion of the New Year 2002, the Korean Central News Agency reported. Kim Jong Il was greeted by women staff members of the embassy with a piece of bread and salt according to their traditional custom of receiving the most distinguished guest. The Russian ambassador hosted a dinner in honor of Kim Jong Il, the news agency said.

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Allows Iaea Team In

By: PK Staff Reporter

Excerpt: A technical team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) visited nuclear facilities in the Nyongbyon area of the D.P.R.K. between January 15 and 19, 2002. The facilities visited by three officials including Oli Heinonen, director of the safeguards department of the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog, included the Isotope Production Laboratory, an installation that Pyongyang has stated was involved in the early stages of development of its nuclear en...

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The People's Korea Pyongyang Ready to Resume Talks with U.S. Despi...

By: M. Amin Kohi

Excerpt: Pyongyang is ready to resume talks with the U.S. at any time despite President George W. Bush?s naming North Korea as part of an ?axis of evil? along with Iraq and Iran, North Korea?s U.N. ambassador said. In his interview with The Associated Press and Reuters on February 7 in New York, Ambassador Pak Kil Yon said that if Washington is willing to choose a dialogue with Pyongyang on an equal basis and without preconditions, there will be no problem at all. ?As we...

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The People's Korea Dprk Commemorates Kim Jong Ils 60Th Birthday

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: The D.P.R.K. marked the 60th birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il, one of the biggest holidays in the D.P.R.K., with large and colorful celebrations to commemorate the birthday of its supreme leader. In a nationwide festive mood, rallies, shows and gatherings were held across the country to celebrate the 60th birthday of the leader of the D.P.R.K. TV broadcast live pictures of birthday events and special programs, and newspapers gave blanket coverage to tributes to Kim Jong Il.

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Thailand : The People's Korea Kim Yong Nam Visits Thailand and Mal...

Excerpt: Kim Yong Nam, President of the D.P.R.K. Supreme People?s Assembly, paid an official goodwill visit to Thailand and Malaysia from February 28 to March 5. He led a 33-member delegation including Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun, Minister of Foreign Trade Ri Kwang Gun, President of the Academy of Sciences Ri Kwang Ho and others. This is the D.P.R.K?s highest-level delegation that has visited Thailand and Malaysia since Pyongyang established its diplomatic ties with th...

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The People's Korea Indonesian President Megawati Visits Dprk; Meet...

By: he People's Korea

Excerpt: Indonesian President Mrs. Megawati Soekarnoputri paid an official goodwill visit to the D.P.R.K. from March 28 to 30. The visit was historic and dramatic. Megawati came to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Il again in 37 years since they met for the first time in Indonesia, to further strengthen the traditional bilateral ties forged by the preceding leaders of the two nations--Sukarno, Megawati?s father, and Kim Il Sung--and to help promote the peace and reconciliation...

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The People's Korea Kim Jong Il Meets Kim Dae Jung's Envoy to Bring...

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: prevail after George W. Bush's assumption of office. During his stay Kim Jong Il met the presidential emissary from Seoul and discussions were made between the North's Kim Yong Sun, secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Rim. On April 6, both sides published simultaneously a joint press release calling for improving and developing the overall inter-Korean ties.

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The People's Korea Dprk Celebrates Late President's Birthday

By: Kim Jong Il

Excerpt: People in the D.P.R.K. celebrated national Sun's Day or the 90th birthday of the late President Kim Il Sung, with various colorful commemorative events. A series of commemorative ceremonies and cultural events including an annual international friendship concert, art exhibitions, an evening gala of young people, film shows and seminars were held in Pyongyang and other cities to celebrate the late President Kim Il Sung's 90th birthday.

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