North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Sunchon Cement Complex

  DPRK state media reported on September 25, 2016 (Sunday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Sunchon Cement Complex and had a … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports

  DPRK state media reported on September 23, 2016 (Friday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], visited Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports “alive with … Continue reading

09/23/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

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

Illustrating the 7th Party Congress

With the convocation of the Seventh (7th) Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] on May 6 (Friday) some further information illustrating about what the congress will do and … 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

DPRK Premier Visits Namp’o and Kim Jong T’ae Locomotive Factory

DPRK state media reported on April 10 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namp’o and the Kim Jong T’ae Locomotive Factory.  In Namp’o, learned about the operation … Continue reading

04/12/2016

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

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