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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in first major public speech
北韓金正恩首度發表公開演說

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, center, waves as he arrives to have his picture taken with officials, artists and employees of the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang April 19 in this picture released by the North’s KCNA.
這張由北韓中央通信社發布的照片,是北韓領導人金正恩於四月十九日在平壤,向國家藝術中心萬壽台創作社的官員、藝術家以及員工揮手。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

The new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first televised public speech, as Pyongyang marks the centenary of the birth of the country’s founder.

He offered respects to grandfather Kim Il-sung and late father Kim Jong-il. Mr Kim praised the “military first” doctrine and said the time his nation could be threatened was “forever over.”

There was also a huge military parade in the main square, which unveiled what appeared to be a large new missile — two days after a failed rocket launch. The launch was condemned by the international community, amid concern that it was a covert test of long-range missile technology.

“I express my greetings to our compatriots in South Korea and across the world who dedicate themselves to reunification and the prosperity of the nations,” he said reading from a script, in an address that lasted more than 20 minutes, as the crowds applauded throughout.

Mr Kim said peace was important but national pride more so. “Let us move forward to final victory,” he said. Mr Kim praised the country’s “military first” policy. “Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists,” he said.

(Liberty Times)

平壤紀念開國領袖百年冥誕時,北韓新領導人金正恩發表首次電視公開演說。

他向祖父金日成與已故父親金正日致敬,讚揚「軍事第一」的信條,表示國家會被威脅的時期已經「永遠結束」。

北韓也在大廣場舉行大型閱兵典禮,公開展示疑似新的大型飛彈─就在火箭發射失敗的兩天後。北韓發射火箭遭國際社會譴責,擔心是為長程飛彈試射掩飾。

「我向南韓的同胞及全世界為統一與國運昌盛奉獻的人致意。」金正日唸稿演說,演說長達二十分鐘,全程都有群眾鼓掌。

金正恩表示,和平重要,國家尊嚴更重要。「讓我們向最終勝利邁進。」金正恩說。金讚揚國家的「軍事第一」政策。「軍事技術的優勢已經不再被帝國主義者壟斷」,他說。

(自由時報/翻譯:陳維真)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. centenary n.

百年 (bai3 nian2)

例: The university has just celebrated its centenary.

(這所大學剛慶祝創校百年。)

2. covert adj.

掩飾的;祕密的 (yan3 shi4 de5; mi4 mi4 de5)

例: A man has been jailed for seven months for bike theft after a covert police operation.

(一名男子在警方秘密行動後因腳踏車竊盜案服刑七個月。)

3. monopolize v.

壟斷 (long3 duan4)

例: They are controlling so much cocoa that they are virtually monopolizing the market.

(他們控制大量可可,幾乎壟斷整個市場。)


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