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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kim Jong Il (김정일) visits China

Kim Jong Il (김정일) is on a visit to China this week, according The Wichita Eagle;
(Democratic People’s Republic of ) North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il was in China Thursday on his second visit this year to his country's biggest source of diplomatic and financial support, according to teachers at a school he visited.

China is about the best and only ally that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has. That is pretty bad. For a country that has prided itself on self reliance and resisting imperialism, to rely on a friend like China is close to having no friends at all.
While North Korea has been badgered and belittled by the United States, China has never really come to the small country’s defence. All they do is promise to talk to them for the benefit of the US.
When North Korea had a famine, why didn’t China do more to help out? The rest of the world, led by the US, tried to starve North Korea into submission. If they had more support from China the country would not need a nuclear weapons program to protect them.
According to the News From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK(; Kim Jong Il said
“I am very pleased to visit China again at warm invitation of Comrade General Secretary Hu Jintao and have meaningful meetings with you and other Chinese comrades.
Allow me to express, first of all, my profound thanks to you for having arranged this grand banquet for us and made such excellent speech despite your very tight schedule.
I would like to express, at the same time, gratitude to you for having organized detailed and meticulous itineraries for our visits to Dalian and Tianjin. My thanks also go to comrades in Beijing and local areas for having warmly greeted and accorded cordial hospitality to us.
We came to your country in this beautiful season when it greeted spring after standing heaviest snowfall and bitterest cold in several decades. We toured northeastern China which we had long wished to see, keenly feeling the friendship of the fraternal Chinese people warmer than spring sunshine, the gift of nature.”
These are fine words wasted on a terrible ally. China is way more interested in trading and economic ties to the US than they are at supporting an ideological ally. Since the days of Deng Xiaoping (邓小平), there isn’t much of an ideology to China as it is. At least the government in North Korea believes in something, even if it doesn’t focus on Marx and Lenin anymore.

--សតិវ អតុ

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