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

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 Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

SPA Presidium Holds Plenary Meeting

The Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium held its 9th plenary session [plenum] at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on March 30 (Thursday).  Attending the meeting were SPA Presidium members and … Continue reading

03/31/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Factories in Sinu’iju

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong visited the Rakwo’n (Nagwo’n) Machine Complex and Ponghwa Chemical Factory in Sinu’iju and toured agriculture machine factories in … Continue reading

03/21/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Industrial Sites in S. Hamgyo’ng

DPRK state media reported on February 18 (Thursday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Po’ng-chu) visited industrial sites in South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak toured and surveyed Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, the … Continue reading

02/21/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Farms in North P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 8 July (Tuesday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Chimhyang Cooperative Farm in Cho’ngju and the U’nha Cooperative Farm in Unjo’n County, … Continue reading

07/09/2014

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