North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Power Station and Chemical Factory

DPRK state media reported on 5 November (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Sunch’o’n Chemical Factory, Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex and the To’kch’o’n Area Coal Mining Complex . … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits PY Autumn International Trade Fair

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the 9th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair on 24 September (Tuesday).  According to KCNA, Pak looked at “CNC [computer numerical control] lathes, automobiles, tractors, … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Visits Chemical Factory, Power Plant and Agricultural Science Exhibition

DPRK state media reported on 24 August (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex, the Ch’o’ngch’o’ngang Thermal Power Plant and an exhibition of the Academy … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Cooperative Farms in S. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on 31 July (Wednesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited two cooperative farms in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak visited the “township cooperative farm” where … Continue reading

07/31/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Farms in South Hwanghae Province

DPRK state media reported on 21 July (Sunday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Pu’ndok Cooperative Farm in Chaeryo’ng (Jaeryong) County, the Oguk Cooperative Farm in Anak County … Continue reading

07/22/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Industrial Complexes in Sunch’o’n

DPRK state media reported on 7 July (Sunday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju inspected three industrial complexes in Sunch’o’n, South P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak toured Sunch’o’n Cement Complex where he … Continue reading

07/07/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Factories and Farm in N. P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 29 June (Saturday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited two factories and a cooperative farm in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak’s first visits were to … Continue reading

06/30/2013 · Leave a comment

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