EXCERPTS FROM:


SPEECH DELIVERED AT A BANQUET GIVEN AT THE GREAT HALL OF THE PEOPLE
IN PEKING BY THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA
AND THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN HONOR OF
THE PARTY AND GOVERNMENT DELEGATION OF THE DEMORCRATIC PEOPLE'S
REPUBLIC OF KOREA



  APRIL 18,1975




  KIM IL SUNG

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  Dear Comrades and Friends,


  A great revolutionary transformation has taken place in the East
and the look of Asia has radically changed since the Second World War.

  The colonial Asia, the underdeveloped East of yesterday, has
disappeared once and for all and new Asia has been born that advances
toward independence, progress and prosperity.


  The U. S. imperialists started going downhill after their
ignominious military defeat in the Korean war and have sustained
repeated setbacks in their aggressive wars in Indochina, and their
hostile policy towards China has gone bankrupt. All this proves that
no desperate maneuvering on the part of the imperialists can block
the liberation struggle of the peoples or stop the victorious advance
of socialism.


  Nowadays the U. S. imperialists are again being dealt fatal blows
and are sliding into an inextricable quagmire of ruin in Indochina.
Yesterday the National Liberation People's Armed Forces of Cambodia
defeated the traitorous Lon Nol clique, the stooges of U. S.
imperialism, and finally liberated Phnom Penh.


  This is a great victory won by the patriotic Cambodian people in
their five year long heroic struggle against U. S. aggression and for
national salvation, and it is another shameful defeat sustained by
the U. S. imperialists in Asia.


  This glorious victory of the Cambodian people over U. S.
imperialism and its stooges is an important contribution to the anti-
imperialist national liberation struggle of the oppressed nations and
a historic event that will exert a great influence upon the
development of the situation of Southeast Asia as a whole.


  Availing myself of this opportunity, I warmly congratulate the
National Liberation People's Armed Forces of Cambodia on their
shining victories in the operation to liberate Phnom Penh, and in the
cause of liberation of the whole country under the leadership of the
National United Front of Kampuchea with Head of State of Cambodia
Samdech Norodom Sihanouk as its Chairman, and the Royal Government of
National Union of Cambodia.


  Now in South Viet Nam, too, the Saigon puppet clique is being dealt
strong punitive attacks by the South Vietnamese people and the
People's Liberation Armed Forces and is on the verge of collapse.


  In Asia the imperialists have resorted to various methods and
tricks one after the other such as direct armed intervention, neo-
colonialist rule through their puppets, and the "New Asia Policy" to
make Asians fight among themselves; however, they have been unable to
save themselves from doom and reached such a dead end that they can
no longer hold out in Asia.


  We actively support the struggle of the Indochinese peoples against
U. S. imperialism and its lackeys, and the anti-imperialist national
liberation struggle of all the Asian peoples.