North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Farms in S. P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected farms in South P’yo’ngan Province and visited … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kosan Fruit Farm

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was to a medical oxygen factory. DPRK state media reported on September 18, 2016 (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-un) visited the Kosan Combined … Continue reading

09/19/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits the Kumsong Tractor Factory

  DPRK state media reported on August 15 (Monday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Kumsong Tractor Factory. While touring, he encouraged workers who were “waging devoted drive … Continue reading

08/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Sunch’o’n Chemical Complex

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was visit to the January 18 General Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on August 13 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), chairman … Continue reading

08/13/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ryugyong Pickle Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a KCU concert on June 7 DPRK state media reported on June 10 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

06/10/2016

4th Session of the 13th SPA to convene on June 29

The Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium (standing committee) promulgated its decision on June 7 (Tuesday) to hold the 4th session (plenum) of the 13th SPA on June 29.  Be in … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Choe T’ae Bok Visits Vietnam and Laos

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Chairman Choe Tae Bok (Choe T’ae-pok), WPK International Affairs Department Deputy Director Ri Yong Chol (Ri Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and … Continue reading

06/08/2016

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