UPDATEs included on December 25 / 26 / 28.
Today, even the crocodiles are nice ...
After the execution of Chang Sung-taek,
North Korea hopes for China's sympathy.
Kim Jong-un looking forward to visit China.
[Source: HongKong media, December 23]
Evening News from South Korean TV ARIRANG on Dec. 25, 2013:
North Korean [citizens] in China: Many come up to secretly crossing to South Korea in [small] groups.
Each year, young wives [.....] from North Korea represent some kind of secret colony [here], being detained in China's miniature of North Korean living conditions after illegally sneaking out of [their] country.
[Source: Taiwan Sea Network (Xiamen / Amoy) 台海网(厦门) on December 26 (local date), 2013]
[Archive] picture: N Korean People's Army on patrol.
North Korea strictly controlling its frontier. Raising the garrison's dynamics to the highest level.
After the execution of North Korea's "person No.2", Chang Sung-taek, South Korean media say North Korea is intensifying its border controls and even raising dynamics of the border region's garrison to the highest level. Patrols carried out at each weather and hidden missions have reduced to the highest extent the occurence of personnel illegally leaving the country. A 'Global Times' reporter at the Chinese - N Korean border found out that this winter North Korean border guards behave out of the normal. They unprecedentedly increased night patrols and the dynamics of defense controls.
[Source: Ifeng Network - People's Network 凤凰网—人民网 on December 28, 2013]
" Mao ZeDong and Kim Il-song are friends, comrades-in-arms and comrades [of the Communist Party]. One might even say they are drinking companions. "
[Chinese comment added to the above picture that is showing North Korean leader Kim Il-song (left) and China's leader Mao ZeDong.]
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China holds a commemorative symposium on the occasion of comrade Mao ZeDong's 120th birthday.
The Chinese article mentions the participation of China's leadership in that symposium taking place in Beijing's Great Hall of the People this morning. Attending the meeting are prime minister Li KeQiang, two members of the Communist politbureau, vice-premier Zhang DeJiang and Yu ZhengSheng, as well as two other high-ranking party members, Wang Qishan and Zhang GaoLi. Liu Yunshan, another member of the politbureau presides over the symposium. Before the meeting, the above mentioned politicians and president Xi JinPing visited the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.
[Source: Global Network 环球网 on December 26, 2013]
Mao meeting with Stalin's foreign minister Molotow.
Investigation of public sentiment [by Global Network]:
85% of those being questioned consider Mao ZeDong's merits as far-reaching.
The Chinese opinion poll is based on telephone calls and online requests made in great regions and cities on December 23 and 24, 2013.
[Source: Global Network 环球网 on December 25, 2013]