August 08, 2020

North Korea’s ruling party daily stresses self-reliance as key anniversary looms
Hostile forces seeking to "crush our Republic," Rodong Sinmun warns ahead of party foundation day

North Korea's main party daily the Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday urged the country to further push towards “self-reliance” as a means to achieve “greater victory” and overcome pressure from international sanctions.

The political essay (Jongron), published to mark Thursday's 74th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), stressed that the DPRK was the only country to have existed “for decades under tenacious and persistent sanctions of hostile forces.”