North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and Industrial Sites in Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on June 19 (Sunday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and the industrial locales in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Cargo Ship Launched

The cargo ship Jaryok was launched at Ryongnam Dockyard in Namp’o on May 15 (Sunday).  Attending the launch ceremony were O Su Yong (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman … Continue reading

05/16/2016

70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress

  The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was … Continue reading

05/06/2016

International Labor Day Marked (May Day! May Day!)

Senior DPRK leadership celebrated International Labor Day (May) on Sunday (May 1).  Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong … Continue reading

05/03/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Ryongnam Dockyard

DPRK state media reported on March 10 (Thursday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Ryongam Dockyard and Namp’o Port, as well as Pyongyang Railway Station. Pak’s first stop was at … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Agricultural Workers Union Commemorates 70th Anniversary

The Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea [UAWK] commemorated its 70th anniversary with a meeting and concert at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on January 31 (Sunday). The … Continue reading

02/01/2016

Workers and Social Organizations Hold Meetings (updated)

The Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea [UAWK] held a plenary meeting of its central committee on February 1 (Monday).  Attending the meeting were UAWK Central Committee members and alternate … Continue reading

02/01/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Agricultural Sites in South Hwanghae Province

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju and other senior Cabinet officials visited agricultural-related sites in South Hwanghae Province.  Pak visited an irrigation and … Continue reading

01/24/2016

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