North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

WPRK Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s 65th Anniversary

The Worker-Peasant Red Guards [WPRG] staged a parade, followed by a demonstration by Pyongyangites, in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on 9 September (Monday), the 65th anniversary of the … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · 2 Comments

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

Avian Flu Outbreak Abated in DPRK

No additional cases of a new strain of avian influenza (H5N1) have been discovered in the DPRK, according to the first follow-up report submitted [PDF] to the World Organisation for Animal … Continue reading

06/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Ceremony Held to Place KJU Autograph Monument on Taeso’ngsan General Hosptial

DPRK state media reported that a tablet bearing the autograph of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was placed at Taeso’ngsan General Hospital during a ceremony held on 10 … Continue reading

06/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Avian Influenza Outbreak at Duck Farm in Pyongyang

An outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza (H5N1) has been found in the DPRK.  On 19 April 2013, the outbreak was discovered in one cage of ducks at … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Steel Complex, Cement Plant Children’s Hosptial and Trade Fair

DPRK state media reported on 17 May (Friday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Ch’o’llima Steel Complex, the Sunch’o’n Cement Complex, the construction of the Pyongyang Children’s … Continue reading

05/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits People’s Security Ministry and Watches Workers’ Sports Competition on May Day

DPRK state media reported on 1 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the Ministry of People’s Security and watched a sports contest between DPRK public health workers, … Continue reading

05/02/2013 · Leave a comment

KJU Visits Health Complex

DPRK state media reported on 27 April (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his … Continue reading

04/28/2013 · Leave a comment

New Hospital Opened During Pyongyang Ceremony (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 7 March (Thursday) that the recently constructed Taeso’ngsan (Mt. Taesong) Combined Hospital (previously called the Taeso’ngsan General Hospital in state media reporting) opened after a … Continue reading


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