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Rodong Sinmun and Kunroja call for maintaining independent national economic construction line

Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun, the organ of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and Kunroja, the politico-theoretical magazine of the WPK Central Committee, published a joint article captioned “Let us adhere to the line of building an independent national economy.”

Rodong Sinmun today devotes the front page to the joint article.
The article says:
People are rejecting imperialist domination and subjugation and calling for economic independence in the face of the worsening economic crisis in Asia and other parts of the world. The realities are a patent proof of the validity of the WPK’s line of building an independent national economy.
The lengthy article consists of subtitles “Self-reliance is the only way for living,” “Let us give full play to the advantages of independent national economy,” “Let us thoroughly reject the imperialist move for ‘integration’ of the world economy” and “Final victory is in store for self-reliant people.”
The article goes on:
Self-reliance is a way for activating the national economy, a path of genuine prosperity. If one wants the thriving national economy, he should thoroughly reject the idea of dependence on outside forces, an idea that he cannot live without foreign capital.
The slander on our independent national economy does not deserve even a passing note. Ours is an independent economic structure equipped with all the economic sectors in good harmony and with its own strong heavy industry at the core.
It is incomparably better than the export-oriented economic structure dependent on other countries.
“Reform” and “opening” on the lips of the imperialists is a honeyed poison. Even though anyone calls us “conservatives,” We will not abandon the principle, but will set ourselves against all the attempts to induce us into an “integrated” world.
We are sure to win in the fierce confrontation between self-reliance and dependence on other countries. In the 21st century the world will certainly witness a prosperous socialist Korea, a strong country of Juche with independent economy.

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