North Korea implores its countrymen to build cars, grow food

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of -- Produce more new-generation electric locomotives and passenger cars! Send more satellites into space! Make the whole country seethe with a high-pitched campaign for producing green-house vegetables! Become iron shields and red warriors who defend the party, system and people to the death!

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Even as North Korea is being threatened with new sanctions and more isolation for conducting a nuclear test and rocket launch, its ruling party announced new slogans to guide and inspire the nation ahead of a once-in-a-generation party congress scheduled for May. The number of exclamation marks would suggest North Koreans have a lot of work to do.

The slogans, issued Thursday by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, reflect what the party sees as the nation's priorities in the months and years ahead. The topics range from boosting the economy to becoming an international sports power and, of course, building more edifices in honour of the leaders and toeing the party line.

The nuclear bomb test conducted in January was mentioned just once, but it was a mouthful: "Let's dynamically wage this year's general advance in the same spirit as shown in succeeding in the H-bomb test!"

Some of the other slogans, as translated by the North's official Korean Central News Agency:


"Achieve a great victory on the front of agriculture this year!"

"Make the whole country seethe with a high-pitched campaign for producing green-house vegetables!"

"Build modern mushroom production bases like the Pyongyang City Mushroom Farm across the country!"

"Let's turn the country into the one of orchards!"

"Let's give a decisive solution to the problem of consumer goods!"

"Decisively improve the fishing industry of the country by making a revolution in it!"

"Make the foreign trade multilateral and diverse!"

"Let the people enjoy the highest quality of civilization on the highest level!"


"Build more edifices representing the era of the (ruling) WPK and the spirit of the Korean nation!"

"Let us take it as the lifeline and the key point to implement the behests of the great leaders!"

"Always advance straight ahead, following the party!"

"Let us resolutely foil the aggression and intervention moves of the imperialists and dominationists!"

"Let us put an end to the anti-DPRK hostile policy of the U.S., the source of confrontation and escalation of tension!"


"Send more satellites of Juche Korea into space!"

"Let us thoroughly implement our Party's policy of putting all the people under arms and turning the whole country into a fortress!"

"Develop and produce a greater number of various means of military strike of our own style that are capable of overwhelming the enemy!"

"Let the defence industry sector make a positive contribution to building an economic giant and improving the people's standard of living!"

"Let us fight devotedly for respected Supreme Commander Comrade Kim Jong Un!"

"The Korean People's Internal Security Forces should sharpen the sword for defending their leader, system and people!"


"Become the sparks setting fire to the hearts of the masses and detonators giving full play to their mental power!"

"Consider it as the revolutionary ethics and revolutionary party discipline to work and live in a simple, honest and upright manner!"

"Let us make the flames of educational revolution rage furiously in the new century!"

"Create new legendary stories about sports of heroic Korea in international games!"

"Bring about a revolution in media and literature and arts in the new century!"


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