North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Taekwondo Hall Renovation

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Monday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman, Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations and State Physical Culture … Continue reading

01/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends Kang Ki Sop’s Viewing

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of KPA Unit #1314 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the funeral parlor for General Administration of Civil Aviation Director Kang Ki … Continue reading

01/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1314

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a company subordinate to KPA Unit #233 DPRK state media reported on January 22 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

01/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Inspects a KPA Unit #233 Company

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msanp’o Fishery and Pickling Factory DPRK state media reported on January 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected a … Continue reading

01/19/2017

NYDA Reunification Joint Conference Held

A joint conference focused on implementing the tasks for reunification outlined in Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) New Year’s Day Address was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in … Continue reading

01/19/2017

New Vice Premier Appointed to DPRK Cabinet

Jon Kwang Ho (Cho’n Kwang-ho) was appointed DPRK vice premier by order (resolution) #1513 of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on January 17, 2017 (Tuesday). In 2012-2016 Jon served as … Continue reading

01/17/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex… Again

  According to DPRK state media, State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex on January 15, 2017 (Sunday). He … Continue reading

01/17/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Meets Cuban Vice President

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa on the afternoon of  January … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Workers’ Dorms Open at Kim Cho’ng-suk Silk Mill

Workers’ living quarters at the Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk) Silk Mill in Pyongyang were ceremoniously opened on January 12 (Friday).  The seven-story dormitories have living quarters for workers, dining … Continue reading

01/16/2017

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