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DPRK friendship stressed

By Zhao Shengnan and Wu Jiao  (China Daily)

08:46, December 21, 2011

President Hu Jintao conveys his condolences on Tuesday to Pak Myong-ho, charge d'affaires at the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) embassy in Beijing, over the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong-il. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING - President Hu Jintao reiterated on Tuesday that maintaining and developing the traditional friendship with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is an unwavering policy, as he offered condolences over the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong-il.

Hu visited the DPRK embassy in Beijing to pay his respects a day after the DPRK announced Kim's death from a heart attack on a train during a field tour on Saturday.

Hu spoke highly of Kim's contribution to the development of the DPRK and promised China's continued friendship with Pyongyang under the new leader, Kim Jong-un.

"We are confident that the people of the DPRK will carry on the task bequeathed by Comrade Kim Jong-il, and closely unify around the Workers' Party of Korea, and under Comrade Kim Jong-un to turn their sorrow into strength," Hu said.

Three other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee - Wu Bangguo, Li Changchun and Xi Jinping - accompanied Hu to the embassy.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said on Tuesday that China is open for the DPRK's new leader to visit, noting that China maintains high-level exchanges with the DPRK.

"We would welcome the DPRK leaders to visit China at their convenience," Liu said.

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US Citizen at 2011-12-22108.16.229.*
@helen: I am disappointed that your comment made it through this site"s moderators. You are nuts.
American at 2011-12-22108.16.229.*
@helen: You are a misguided war mongering freak. Nobody likes you.
helen at 2011-12-21203.82.82.*
N Korea is the missing link in Northern Asia for US to militarily encircle China and Russia. And it is important that both the big powers should do whatever it takes to ensure N Korea has all the tools needed to deter and counter any attacks by the United States and its puppets in Japan and S Korea.I am very glad to learn that N Korea has adopted the "total war" strategy against the US and its axis-of-tyranny. Come that day, N Korea will have to use its nuclear weapons on Tokyo, US military bases in Japan and S Korea and of course Guam and continental USA. Similar "total war" strategies are also adopted by Iran.That would be excellent.In any event, both N Korea and Iran must annihilate US troops and inflict thousands upon thousands of US troops deaths. Those wars would be the "mother of all wars" in the century. In the meantime. the United States would accelerate its aggression against these sovereign nations - targeted long ago as countries to be invaded by the United States.
  

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