North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Chol on China Trip with JST

Ri Chol, an executive officer of the Joint Venture and Investment Commission of the DPRK, was one of the 50 members of the DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee who traveled to … Continue reading

08/14/2012 · 2 Comments

Jang Song Thaek Travels to China

DPRK state media reported that Jang Song Taek (Chang So’ng-t’aek), Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC], departed Pyongyang for China on 13 August (Monday) at the head of … Continue reading

08/13/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Yong Nam Visits Vietnam and Laos

Kim Yong Nam, President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium and the DPRK’s titular head of state,  arrived back in Pyongyang on 11 August (Saturday) after a week-long  trip that … Continue reading

08/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Coal Mine and Railway Station

DPRK state media reported on 11 August (Saturday) that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department (bureau) visited a coal mine and railway … Continue reading

08/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Conducts Field Inspections of Two KPA Units

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of elements of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #552.  KJU’s last reported … Continue reading

08/07/2012 · Leave a comment

KPA Sends Notice Protesting Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Major General Pak Rim Su, head of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission at P’anmunjo’m sent a notice protesting the upcoming, … Continue reading

08/07/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects Farm in S. Pyongan Province

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited a livestock farm near Ungok, South P’yo’ngan Province.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was at … Continue reading

08/06/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim Visits Flooded Anju

DPRK state media reported on 4 August (Saturday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Anju (Anju-si), South P’yo’ngan Province to tour areas of the city ravaged by floods during … Continue reading

08/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Ok Visiting Beijing?

South Korean media reports that Kim Ok, the fifth (or fourth) wife (or significant consort) of Kim Jong Il, has been observed visiting Beijing, possibly to received medical treatments.  A … Continue reading

08/05/2012 · Leave a comment

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