On March 22 Juche 73 (1984) Beijing Administration of the Chinese People’s Republic presented Pinus bungeana as a gift to Chairman Kim Jong Il in commemoration of his historical visit to China.
Beijing citizens did not forget the impressive days when the Chairman paid his visit to China and sincerely prepared Pinus bungeana as a gift. It is bearing the warm feeling of Beijing Administration and all citizens who wished to eternally safeguard and glorify the friendship and unity between two Parties and peoples of the DPRK and China.
Keita Aruna, one of the public figures in Mali who was then working at public health sector, admired Chairman Kim Jong Il as a lodestar of the times who led the cause of global independence to a brilliant success and went round to see some macrobians and asked them the macrobiotic medicinal plants.
Being told that stinkweed was the best she had travelled about all areas of her country for three years in an effort to seek it.
She walked about 6,000 km to seek the medicinal plant in her status as a woman. Finally, she found the plant and tested its effectiveness many a time for years to acquire its real value. After having analyzed its detailed scientific composition, she presented it as a gift to the Chairman.