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Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

Ground Breaking Ceremony Held on Hwanggumphyong Island

DPRK state media reported on 15 September (Saturday) that a ground breaking ceremony was held on Hwanggu’mp’yo’ng Island for an office building for the Hwanggu’mp’yo’ng Economic Zone’s managers’ board.  The … Continue reading

09/16/2012 · Leave a comment

People’s Security Minister Visits China

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Tuesday) that Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), a member of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau and … Continue reading

07/25/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Kyong Hui in the North Country?

Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i) reportedly visited Onso’ng County, North Hamgyo’ng Province, on 26 May.  A Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and Political Bureau member, as well as Kim Jong … Continue reading

06/07/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK, PRC Hold “Strategic Dialogue” in Beijing

Korean Workers’ Party International Secretary Kim Yong Il (Kim Yo’ng-il) traveled to China during the weekend.  On Saturday (21 April) Kim held what DPRK state media called a “strategic dialogue” … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · Leave a comment

PRC, DPRK Begin Joint Patrol of Yalu

The DPRK and PRC began their first joint patrol effort over shipping traffic in the Yalu River.  Xinhua English reports: The action, aimed at maintaining navigation order along the river, … Continue reading

06/19/2011 · Leave a comment

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