The Workers’ Party of North Korea has recently issued a document from Pyongyang to provincial bodies that condemns Beijing for taking part in UN sanctions against the North and openly rallies Party members toward nuclear conflict with China.
Daily NK has obtained a copy of one of the mass-delivered documents, published by the Central Party and circulated to provincial Party committees, via Sino-North Korea relations expert Lee Young Hwa, a professor at Kansai University, earlier this week. The document appears to outline a new doctrine on policies toward China and is dated March 10, 2016.
“The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea has handed down a message openly lashing out against China and commanding its people to actively confront it with a ‘nuclear storm’,” Lee explained.
The document was reportedly distributed and read aloud throughout North Korea by provincial Party secretaries overseeing provincial Party committee meetings. An approximate translation of the title of the document is, “All Party members and workers must join in soundly crushing China’s pressuring schemes with the force of a nuclear storm for its betrayal of socialism.”
The document goes on to explain that China has “been an eager participant” in the sanctions because it is “worried that its status of dominance in Northeast Asia will be challenged,” adding that these actions call for active resistance against Beijing’s anti-North plot.