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Category Archives: DPRK External Relations

WPK Political Bureau Meeting Resolves to “Meaningfully” Celebrate the Party’s 70th

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK; KWP] Central Committee Political Bureau met in Pyongyang on February 10 (Tuesday).  In attendance was the Political Bureau’s Presidium (standing committee), members and alternate … Continue reading

02/13/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site

DPRK state media reported on 11 July (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of a terminal at Pyongyang Airport.  Attending the visit were VMar Hwang Pyong … Continue reading

07/10/2014

Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children’s Camp (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wo’nsan, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending his visit to the camp were … Continue reading

07/05/2014

Special Investigative Committee Formed Under National Defense Commission

On 4 July 2014, the DPRK Government formed a special investigative committee charged with a “comprehensive” enquiry into the the whereabouts and status of all Japanese nationals presently residing, or … Continue reading

07/04/2014

Hwang Pyong So Meets with Members of Russian MOD Central Military Orchestra

Hwang Pyong So, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department, met with Lt. General Valery Khalilov, Director of Music of Military Bands Services of the Armed Forces … Continue reading

07/02/2014

Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Sports Delegation

Jang Song T’aek, Chairman of the DPRK State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and Vice Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, met a sports delegation from Japan in … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Former DPRK Courts’ Boss Kim Pyong Ryul Dies

Kim Pyong Ryul, a member of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee and immediate past president of the DPRK Supreme Court (DPRK Central Court) died on 4 November (Monday) … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Masik Pass Ski Resort Construction

DPRK state media reported on 2 November (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort.  Attending the visit were VMar Choe Ryong … Continue reading

11/02/2013 · Leave a comment

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