Rodong Sinmun on Advantages of Socialism and Development of IT
Pyongyang, March 12 (KCNA) -- Korean-style socialism centered on the popular masses which regards collectivism as its life and soul is a society dynamically propelling the development of IT in the 21st century. Rodong Sinmun Saturday says this in a signed article dedicated to the 10th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il′s work "The 21st Century, the New Century, Is the IT Age."
The work, published on March 11, Juche 90 (2001), clarifies the essence and characteristics of the IT age and its role in making socio-economic progress, the tasks and ways to develop IT.
The article refers to the achievements made by the Korean people in the drive to develop the nation′s IT over the past decade since the publication of the work.
It goes on:
The true advantages of Korean-style socialism lie in that the development of science and technology and IT precisely leads to the promotion of the people′s wellbeing.
Thanks to the benefit of the universal eleven-year compulsory education all children are given an ample opportunity of learning according to their aptitude and talents and growing stoutly as conquerors of latest technology under the well-regulated system for training talented persons.
Unified plans for developing IT are worked out and state investment in the IT field has systematically increased thanks to the state function as an economic organizer. The state makes sure that talented scientists and technicians fully display their wisdom and skills at right posts and all the domains of the national economy form production organism to dynamically push forward the drive for putting the national economy on a modern and IT basis. There is an increasing number of industrial establishments where production processes are placed on an IT and flexibility basis and varieties of products are diversified, which may characterize the cutting-edge industry in the age of knowledge-based economy.
The further IT develops, the deeper the capitalist society finds itself in the mire of ruin whereas Korean-style socialism of Juche under which everything serves the people is winning one victory after another.