North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Arrives in Beijing for 3 Day Visit

DPRK state media reported that a senior delegation led by VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department,  departed Pyongyang and arrived in Beijing … Continue reading

05/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Avian Influenza Outbreak at Duck Farm in Pyongyang

An outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza (H5N1) has been found in the DPRK.  On 19 April 2013, the outbreak was discovered in one cage of ducks at … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Mt. Myohyang Children’s Camp

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited the Myohyangsan (Mount Myohyang) Children’s Camp in North P’yo’ngan Province on … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and Construction Projects in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 20 May (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and three construction projects in and around Pyongyang. … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Liquor Factory

DPRK state media reported on 18 May (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ryongmun Liquor Factory.  KJU’s last observed public appearance was at a recently constructed machine … Continue reading

05/19/2013 · 2 Comments

DPRK Premier Visits Steel Complex, Cement Plant Children’s Hosptial and Trade Fair

DPRK state media reported on 17 May (Friday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Ch’o’llima Steel Complex, the Sunch’o’n Cement Complex, the construction of the Pyongyang Children’s … Continue reading

05/19/2013 · Leave a comment

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Namhung Youth Chemical Complex

DPRK state media reported on 14 May (Tuesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex in Anju, South P’yo’ngan Province.  The primary purpose of … Continue reading

05/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Mansudae Art Studio and Attends KPISF Concert

DPRK state media reported on 13 May (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Mansudae Art Studio and watched a performance by the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces … Continue reading

05/13/2013 · Leave a comment

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