North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Ambassador to Italy, Chosen Soren Chairman Appointed

DPRK state media reported on 18 May (Friday) that the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium appointed Kim Chun Guk as the country’s new ambassador to Italy.  Kim has served as … Continue reading

05/20/2012 · 2 Comments

DPRK Releases Chinese Fishing Vessels and Crew Members

Chinese state media reported on 21 May (Sunday) that three fishing vessels and 29 crew members detained for 12 days in the DPRK have been released.  The DPRK Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Un Attends Performance by KPA Art Squads

DPRK state media reported on 19 May (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a performance given by the art squads of Korean People’s Army [KPA] large combined units … Continue reading

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PRC Embassy Managing Contact on Captured Fishermen

Chinese state media reported on Friday (18 May) that the PRC Embassy in Pyongyang has taken the lead on discussions with DPRK officials over releasing 29 fishermen who were seized … Continue reading

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Choe Yong Rim Visits

DPRK state media reported on 18 May (Saturday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited ongoing construction on Nungra Islet in Pyongyang on 17 May.  KCNA reports: The project is … Continue reading

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