South Korean analysts said the DPRK did not respond to exercise or want to improve the “aggressive” image
South Korean Navy 22, held in the waters in the eastern three-day maneuvers, the Army and Air Force from 23, and other places in the winter Pocheon joint exercises. AFP Xinhua News Agency
Xinhua exclusive: tree leaves are still on the Korean Peninsula, the wind blows
Ben Wang reporters in Pyongyang high Haorong
waters west of the Korean Peninsula rumbling sound of artillery fire escape of 20 consumers. The international community nervous watching, shelling each other a high degree of anxiety of the Korean scene did not happen. From tense to died down, a strong contrast beyond expectations. This contrast is how to produce, can not but came to be seen – in doubt.
the streets of Pyongyang as usual
20 at noon, the guns sounded in South Korea when the reporter drove to downtown Pyongyang area, want to see Yin Ping Island guns will and what impact the people in Pyongyang.
Although most of the Korean people through the media know that South Korea will soon be shooting training, but do not know the specific conduct in the day. 20 early in the morning, South Korean television said at the continuing reports of shooting practice in the news, but the North Korean government and media have no reaction. Pyongyang from the early fog, visibility is only 30 meters, to noon, the sun is high, the fog gradually dispersed into the night and shrouded in the fog.
correspondent in the city to see people with usual work, school, shopping. Perhaps the reason is the cold weather, the center of Kim Il Sung Square empty, sparsely populated, the main gathering places in the city – People’s Cultural Palace, 4.25 Cultural Center and other places, there is no sign of any mass rally was held.
When a reporter told – bit Korean friends, shooting has already begun training in South Korea, he seemed very calm and said, “We often live in such an environment.” When a reporter told him that North Korea has yet to see the message to fight back, he just flatly said, “Oh, is it?”
Pyongyang to calm the people not from the day began. Since the November 23 incident occurred after the shelling each other, the reporter interviewed several times to the Pyongyang city, see the scene are the same: calm, plain, as usual, placid, and even gave people the shelling did not happen illusion.
But the calm does not mean the people doing nothing policy-making level.
20 at night, when a reporter from the airport in heavy fog rushed back to the resident, the Korean Central News Agency received a broadcast of the KPA Supreme Command press release. The statement said that North Korea does not like the previous day as South Korea’s declared “military provocation” to be “difficult to predict self-defense”, for three reasons: One is South Korea’s provocation was a “fraudulent conspiracy” to try to consciously pick military counterparts from North Korea, the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war dragged to the brink of bankruptcy to save U.S. policy in Asia and the strategy against the DPRK; second is South Korea’s provocation was a “propaganda of provocation” in an attempt to save South Korean authorities facing the crisis of governance, and the military authorities to restore the face; the three day training in Korea, “secretly changed the firing zone and point of impact” is also fired when the last remaining shells training, is a “vent-type “military provocation. The statement said that making this “despicable military provocation,” North Korea “does not deserve to be addressed every time.”
not respond to another profound meaning
shelling each other’s concerns and even greater conflict occurs into a false alarm, the international community to focus on this drama camel an end.
analysts believe that North Korea take the “surprise” approach is not a whim. But another profound meaning.
first to express sincere desire for peace. When the international community of serious concern Peninsula, worried out of control when the situation on the peninsula, North Korea on South Korea’s actions without fighting back, with the fact that the DPRK does not want to extend dispute, desire peace attitude. This is to improve North Korean propaganda in Western countries, “belligerent, aggressive” image boost.
Next are the practical actions to promote dialogue and consultation. South Korea began to plan the long-time live-fire training, which the United States New Mexico Bill Richardson’s visit to Pyongyang on the occasion. It was at 20 that day, along with CNN reporter Richardson visited the United States issued a report that, after Richardson’s mediation, North Korea agreed to IAEA inspectors to return to North Korea, and agreed to sell 12,000 fuel rods and shipped abroad negotiations. North Korea also agreed to consider Richardson’s recommendation that the establishment of a tripartite US-Korean military committee, and set up a hotline between the DPRK and the ROK military. And the DPRK to South Korea to not respond to shooting training approach can also be considered as a way to promote the early resumption of dialogue and consultation, a measure.
The third is to protect the environment for peace building. North Korea now make every effort to develop the economy, improving people’s lives, to achieve in 2012 “to open the door to strong Shengda Guo,” the goal. This year, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il inspected factories and enterprises across the deepening and encourage cadres and the masses work hard, the DPRK committed to economic development is a portrayal. North Korean media had repeatedly stressed that North Korea’s economic development needs a peaceful environment.
shelling between the two Koreas this point seems to temporarily come to an end. However, the differences and contradictions still exist, controversy and seeds are also present. In the current US-South Korea and Japan “to pressure to promote change” position has not changed, and North Korea “to deal with hardline ultra-tough” policy has not changed in the case, for quite some time, the struggle between the two Koreas and the contest is likely to will be launched in new ways.