North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pyongyang IT Bureau Marks 30th Anniversary

A meeting was held on July 14 (Thursday) to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Pyongyang Information Technology Bureau.  It was attended by Choe T’ae Bok (Workers’ … Continue reading


Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits 11 May Factory, Views Mobile ‘Phone Handset

DPRK state media reported on 10 August (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the 11 May Factory.  He was accompanied by Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Deputy Department Directors … Continue reading

08/11/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Internet Access Blocked

Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported on 13 March (Wednesday) that the DPRK was blocked from accessing the Internet.  The several thousand DPRK citizens with dedicated connections experienced trouble accessing the … Continue reading

03/14/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK TV News Reports on Richardson-Schmidt Visit to Grand People’s Study House and KIS University

DPRK state media aired a brief story (33 seconds) at the end of its 9 January (Wednesday) television newscast which showed former Governor Bill Richardson, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, … Continue reading

01/10/2013 · 2 Comments

Arrivals in Sunan

DPRK state media reported on 7 January (Monday) that China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao arrived at Pyongyang Sunan Airport, at the head of a delegation of trade and … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · 1 Comment

Software and IT Exhibition Opened

DPRK state media reported on 18 October (Thursday) that the 23rd National Software Contest and Exhibition opened at the Three Revolutions Exhibition facility in Pyongyang at which 1,300 computer programs … Continue reading

10/18/2012 · 1 Comment

Naguib Sawiris Arrives in the DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 4 October (Thursday) that Orascom Group executive Naguib Sawiris and a small delegation arrived in the DPRK.  KCNA reported that Sawiris and the Orascom party … Continue reading

10/05/2012 · Leave a comment

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