North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Meets Cuban Vice President

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa on the afternoon of  January … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Workers’ Dorms Open at Kim Cho’ng-suk Silk Mill

Workers’ living quarters at the Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk) Silk Mill in Pyongyang were ceremoniously opened on January 12 (Friday).  The seven-story dormitories have living quarters for workers, dining … Continue reading

01/16/2017

“El número tres” Visits Nicaragua

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Nicaragua during January 9 to January 12 as a special envoy … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station and Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ryugyo’ng Kimchi Factory DPRK state media reported on January 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msanp’o Fish Pickling … Continue reading

01/15/2017

KCNA Issues Commentary on US-DPRK-PRC Morass

The Korean Central News Agency [KCNA] issued a commentary on US policy on North Korea and China on January 14 (Saturday)  Although KCNA’s commentaries can not be construed as strategic … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Joint Conference on NYDA Held

DPRK state media reported on January 9, 2016 (Monday) that on the previous Saturday and Sunday that “a joint conference” was held in Pyongyang to “discuss ways for carrying through … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Pak Pong Ju Tours February 8 Jikdong Youth Coal Mine

  DPRK state media reported that on January 2, 2017 (Monday) State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the February 8 Jikdong Youth Coal Mine … Continue reading

01/05/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun for the New Year

  KJU’s last observed media appearance was his delivery of the New Year’s address. KJU’s last observed physical appearance was joint concert by the Moran Bong Band and the Merited … Continue reading

01/05/2017

Pak Pong Ju Tours Kim Jong Thae Locomotive Complex

  According to DPRK state media, State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the Kim Cho’ng-t’ae Locomotive Complex on December 22, 2016 (Thursday). … Continue reading

12/23/2016

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