North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory Construction and Watches Basketball

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the construction of an eye hospital in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on May 30 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading


Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016)

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] deputy (delegate) Kang Sok Ju passed away in Pyongyang from cancer on the afternoon of May 20 … Continue reading


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


DPRK Premier Visits Raso’n Flood Damage and Other Sites

DPRK state media reported on September 7 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Po’ng-chu) visited flood damaged parts of Raso’n.  He toured several parts of the special administrative … Continue reading


DPRK, China Prosecutors’ Offices Sign Cooperation Memo

A delegation from the DPRK Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (f.k.a. the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office) met with Chinese Deputy Procurator (Attorney) General Hu Zejun on 28 October.  The DPRK delegation included … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

KIS Youth League Delegation Meets PRC Vice President

A delegation of the Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Socialist Youth League [KISYL] met Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao iin Beijing on 18 October (Friday).  The KISYL delegation was led … Continue reading

10/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

PRC Nuclear Envoy Wu Dawei meets with Kim Kye Gwan

DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met China’s special envoy on Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei on 27 August (Tuesday).  According to KCNA Kim and Wu … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · 1 Comment

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