Jang 'eaten alive by dogs'

The uncle of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was devoured alive by starved dogs, according to a report published in Hong Kong.

The detailed account of Jang Song-thaek's execution was published in Wen Wei Po, a pro-Beijing newspaper based in Hong Kong, according to the Straits Times of Singapore.

Most political prisoners in North Korea are executed by firing squads with machine guns. However, Jang Song-thaek was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides, Wen Wei Po reported.

The 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called "quan jue", or execution by dogs.

The report said the entire process lasted for an hour, with Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader in North Korea, supervising it along with 300 senior officials.

The report of the purge last month of the man seen as the No. 2 power in North Korea vividly depicted the brutality of the country's young leader.

"The fact that it appeared in a Beijing-controlled newspaper showed that China no longer cares about its relations with the Kim regime," wrote a Straits Times correspondent.

The Global Times, associated with the People's Daily, a Chinese Communist Party organ, followed up with a sternly worded editorial saying that the abrupt political change epitomised the backwardness of the North Korean political system.

It warned the Chinese government not to coddle North Korea any longer, saying that the majority of Chinese were "extremely disgusted" with the Kim regime.

In purging a top official known for his close ties with Beijing in such a brutal manner, Pyongyang did not hide its antagonism toward China.

The official litany of Jang's treason implicated China three times. Jang was accused of underselling coal and other natural resources for which China was virtually the sole customer.

He was also charged with "selling off the land of Rason economic and trade zone to a foreign country for a period of five decades under the pretext of paying debts".

Finally, he was accused of selling precious metals, thus disrupting the country's financial stability. In fact, China purchased some of North Korea's gold reserves several months ago.

He was also accused of aiding Chinese businessmen in securing low prices for North Korean goods and commodities.

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Discussion 1 : 04/01/2014 at 05:12 PM
It could well be correct that he received back-handers of foreign currency in a Chinese bank account or elsewhere. However, opening up North Korea is the only way to go and the young Kim could still end up being a respected statesman a bit like gorbachov. anything else and Kim will probably end up suffering a similar fate. from iPhone application.
Discussion 2 : 04/01/2014 at 05:29 AM
Wen Wei Po is known to be a sensationalist newspaper and it is not known for accurate reporting. Wen Wei Po did not name any sources for this story. I doubt this story is true. North Korea tends to use firing squads.
Discussion 3 : 04/01/2014 at 02:43 AM
Seems like the tables are turned. Usually The Korean's dine on canines not the other way around. Humor aside, what a brutality sadistic form of execution, Kim the chimp lives up to reputation.
Discussion 4 : 04/01/2014 at 01:32 AM
Kim's uncle probably ordered the gruesome death of thousands of real innocent people himself, during this little family powertrip. Could not have happened to a better person.
Discussion 5 : 03/01/2014 at 11:00 PM
and the world is watching still talking about 2. world war and the atrocities committed then....genocide in Cambodia and other countries...ignored .....and North Korea an entire nation brainwashed , intimidated and starving.....The new "Dear leader" is obviously seriously mentally ill ...and the world is watching and does...nothing! There must surely be a way to take this mad man and his cronies out - a well placed missile or two - maybe during one of the military parades- live on TV? The Chinese now obviously reconsidering their relationship with NK it would not be too difficult to do - and the entire world would have a reason to celebrate!
Discussion 6 : 03/01/2014 at 10:13 PM
Just asking: but how many countries - worldwide - have a standard expression for ‘execution by dogs’?
Discussion 7 : 03/01/2014 at 09:20 PM
Korea in not a lone diner ordering meals made of puppies, but most Asian countries could find taste of dogs "AROAI" either. Remember once migrate workers from Sakonakhon in Singapore got sentences for killing and eating Lion' dogs. In search of human' eerie favors, domestic animals, human' best friends too got served in disgusted ways.
Discussion 8 : 03/01/2014 at 07:19 PM
Personally, I don't believe it's fititng to eat Dogs. When I first visited Thailand (Koh Samui) back in 2002, I admired Thai people for being so good to Dogs. Dogs in Thailand, are very friendly.
Discussion 9 : 03/01/2014 at 06:50 PM
As the Koreans have had Dog on the menu for hundreds of years, it seems only fitting that the dogs get to eat Koreans now and then!
Discussion 10 : 03/01/2014 at 06:17 PM
Where's PETA? Starved for three days and forced to eat Korean.
Discussion 11 : 03/01/2014 at 05:33 PM
I expect this will have desired effect to make the other 300 officials stay in line. The carrot-and-stick technique is used by most dictators to control their lackies. No-one dare fall out of line because the consequences would be personal ruin. It's how things like 310 votes to 0 in favour of 'the worst piece of legislation in Thai history' (the Amnesty bill) happen.

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