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Chinese president vows more cooperation with DPRK

(Xinhua)

11:53, August 18, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R, front) meets with a delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) headed by Jang Song Thaek (L, front), chief of the central administrative department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 17, 2012. Jang, also a member of the WPK Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission, is in Beijing to attend a meeting of the joint steering committee for developing and managing the Rason Economic and Trade Zone and the Hwanggumphyong and Wihwa Islands Economic Zone in the DPRK. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao said Friday that China is ready to work with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to lift their traditional friendly and cooperative relationship to a new level.

Hu made the remark as he met with a DPRK delegation headed by Jang Song Thaek, chief of the central administrative department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Jang, also a member of the WPK Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission, is in Beijing to attend a meeting of the joint steering committee for developing and managing the Rason Economic and Trade Zone and the Hwanggumphyong and Wihwa Islands Economic Zone in the DPRK.

Hu said during the meeting that recent years have seen rapid growth in China-DPRK trade and economic cooperation and remarkable results in cooperation on trade and investment.
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This is a positive development for both the DPRK and China. The DPRK should be a leading economic force with it's close pysical and political ties with China. There is no reason that the DPRK should not prosper and become a shining beacon of Socialism as China is for the world to model on.
  

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