string(12) "KCNA.kp (En)"
string(1348) "The official website of the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's national news service. It was launched in late 2010, but because of a deletion of older content in late 2013 its archive currently goes back only to that time. Following the purge of Jang Song Thaek in late 2013, the website deleted its archive presumably to delete any references to him.
The website also includes a smaller photos and videos section that accompany reports. A section on Kim Jong Un usually is the first publicly available North Korean media to announce news on him. This section also includes an archive of events, texts and speeches, photos as well as other news related to Kim Jong Un.
Next to Korean, it publishes also translations in five other languages. While about three of four texts is translated into English, only half of the content is translated for the other languages.
The website offers several thematic news sections which differ by language similar to the different layouts of Rodong Sinmun for every language. The Korean website of KCNA currently features ten sections, contrasting with only eight in English. Sections on domestic news, foreign relations and inter-Korean news can only be found in Korean, while the English sections for science and health-education sections are presumably summarized under society & life."
sent a congratulatory message to the Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.
The message reads.
Ho Jong Man
Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan
Esteemed Chairman Ho Jong Man,
I send warm congratulations and ardent comradely greetings to you on the occasion of your 86th birth anniversary.
You are a model of the genuine overseas revolutionary who strongly defended and proudly honored the General Association, the patriotic legacy of the great leaders
Kim Il Sung
Kim Jong Il
, shouldering a heavy burden of the movement of Koreans in Japan when our motherland was undergoing the biggest difficulties.
Our Party highly appreciates and always remembers your distinguished exploits clearly recoded in the course of development of the General Association and the movement of Koreans in Japan.
I hope you make redoubled efforts for the precious General Association and beloved Korean compatriots in Japan with that vigor which you displayed 24 years ago during 1,000 kilometer-long march over the eastern mountains of the homeland, following the immortal traces covered by the great
Kim Jong Il
with lethal resolve.
Expressing thanks once again to you for your sincere loyalty, I wish you good health and happiness of your wife and entire family members.
Kim Jong Un
President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea