North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJI Visits CPV Memorial in S Pyongan

Kim Jong Il visited a CPV cemetery and memorial in Hoechang County, South Pyongan, along with Jang Song Taek, Kim Jong Un and a group of KWP and KPA leadership.  … Continue reading


New DPRK Ambassador to China Arrives in Beijing

The PRC Foreign Ministry announced that Ji Jae Ryong, the DPRK’s new ambassador to China, arrived in Beijing today (26 October).  Ji is tied to Jang Song Taek (NDC Vice … Continue reading


Jong Un Attends Guidance of SSD (MSS) Unit [And other items on the KJU Docket]

KCNA reports that Kim Jong Il conducted a guidance tour of KPA Unit 10215.  Attending the guidance tour with KJI were: Senior Deputy Director (Senior Vice Minister of) of the … Continue reading


Jong Un Attends Rally Honoring CPV

Kim Jong Il presided over a “mass meeting” held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s  (Chinese People’s Volunteers) entry into the Korean War … Continue reading

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DPRK Ambassador to China to be Replaced

Choe Pyong Gwan, the DPRK Ambassador to China, will vacate his position later this month.  He attended a ceremony in Beijing on Saturday and returned to Pyongyang.   Choe  Pyong Gwan … Continue reading


PRC Military Delegation in DPRK to Mark 60th Anniversary of CPV Entry in Korean War

General Guo Boxiong, a Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, arrived in the DPRK on Saturday to participate in several events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Chinese People’s … Continue reading


Mun Kyong Dok and KWP Provincial Secretaries Visit China

Mun Kyong Dok, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang KWP City Committee and a central party (CC KWP Secretariat) secretary led  a delegation of party provincial and city committee secretaries on … Continue reading


Who’s Afraid of Ko Yong Hui?

  Despite all of the DPRK’s activity around the hereditary succession of Kim Jong Un, missing from the narratives and rumors is any word of Ko Yong Hui.  Ko was … Continue reading


Jong Un’s Publicity Campaign

The DPRK is reportedly stepping up its publicity campaign in support of the hereditary succession of Kim Jong Un.  Previous reports about Jong Un propaganda efforts claimed that several million … Continue reading


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