Recently released NKIDP e-Dossier No. 7, “East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing,” has been featured widely in the South Korean press over the past 24 hours, with stories appearing in Joongang Ilbo, Donga Ilbo, and Maeil Business News, among other news media outlets. The articles focused on China’s reaction to Kim Il Sung’s proposal to invade South Korea and the changing nature of Sino-DPRK relations in the mid-1970s. A full listing of the Korean-language coverage is provided below:
“Kim Il Sung requests aid to invade the South in 1975; China responds ‘Dialogue between North and South’,” Segye Ilbo, 16 May 2012.
“China rebukes Kim Il Song’s request for aid to attack the South in 1975 to ‘Have a dialogue’,” Joongang Ilbo, 17 May 2012.
“Kim Il Sung requests China to invade the South in 1975… China’s response is?,” Donga Daily, 16 May 2012.
“China’s response to Kim Il Song’s request on aid to invade the South—‘Dialogue between North and South Korea’,” Yeonhap News, 16 May 2012.
“Shock: Kim Il Sung visits China to invade the South once again,” Maeil Business News, 16 May 2012.
“Document discovered on North Korea’s request to China 37 years ago on aid to invade the South,” Maeil Business News, 16 May 2012.
“On the verge of a Second Korean War,” Konas.net, 16 May 2012.