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Category Archives: DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee

DPRK Premier Visits Power Plant, Farm and Appliances Factory

DPRK state media reported on 1 July (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, a cooperative farm in Kangwo’n Province and an electric appliances … Continue reading

07/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Arrives in Beijing for 3 Day Visit

DPRK state media reported that a senior delegation led by VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department,  departed Pyongyang and arrived in Beijing … Continue reading

05/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Taep’ung Investment Group Formally Dissolved

Yonhap News Agency reported and confirmed on 1 February (Friday) that the Korea Taep’ung International Investment Group has dissolved.  Taep’ung began as an energy provider selling oil and gas (via … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 1 Comment

Kang Sok Ju Meets Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce

DPRK state media reported on 10 January (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju met with Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce, Li Jinzao and the delegation of Chinese … Continue reading

01/10/2013 · Leave a comment

JST on Political Bureau Presidium?

Kyunhyang Shinum reported on 3 January 2013 that Jang Song Taek (Chang So’ng-t’aek; Jang Song Thaek) has quietly ascended to the Presidium (standing committee) of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political … Continue reading

01/08/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Developing Master Economic Plan with German Advice

German media reported on 4 January (Friday) that the DPRK is formulating a “master plan” to develop its economy and attract foreign investment with advice from German economists and attorneys. … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Tae Jong Su Working as Chief Party Secretary in South Hamgyo’ng

Tae Jong Su (T’ae Chong-su) is serving as Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyo’ng Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Provincial Committee.  On 22 October (Monday), the Chinese Embassy in the DPRK … Continue reading

10/24/2012 · Leave a comment

Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Visits Hoeryong and Raso’n

DPRK state media reported on 17 September (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim toured the city of Hoeryo’ng on the DPRK-China border in North Hamgyo’ng Province and Raso’n … Continue reading

09/18/2012 · Leave a comment

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