North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Tours Factories in N. P’yo’ngan, medical sites in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on June 28 (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited manufacturing sites in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak first visited the construction of the medical … Continue reading

06/29/2016

Renovated Pyongyang Sports Factory Reopens

The renovated Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory reopened after a ceremony on June 7 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ho Chol Yong-managed machine plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Central Tree Nursery #122 DPRK state media reported on May 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

05/19/2016

Party Congress Opens on May 6

On April 26 (Tuesday), the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on May 6 (Friday).  According to KCNA, the Political … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Kim Jong Un observes and guides submarine-launched ballistic missile test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test of a submarine-launched … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mindulle Notebook Factory DPRK state media reported on April 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Party Conferences Held

DPRK state media reported on April 21 (Thursday) that the South Hamgyo’ng, North Hwanghae and Raso’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK]  provincial party conferences took place.  The party conferences were … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended … Continue reading

04/20/2016

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