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Category Archives: Fourth Korean Workers’ Party Conference

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

Moranbong Band Plays for KPA Large Combined Unit #630

DPRK state media reported on 12 April (Friday) that the Moranbong Band gave a performance at a military unit subordinate to Korean People’s Army [KPA] Large Combined Unit(taeyonhap pudae) #630 … Continue reading

04/15/2013 · 2 Comments

National Meeting Commemorates KJU’s Election as Party 1st Secretary and NDC 1st Chairman

DPRK state media reported on 11 April (Thursday) that a national meeting was held to mark Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) election as the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] 1st Secretary … Continue reading

04/11/2013 · 1 Comment

CMC Meetings Shown in DPRK Documentary on Kim Jong Un’s Military Activities

On 5 March DPRK state media released a documentary film which compiled film footage of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspecting Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, observing training exercises and … Continue reading

03/18/2013 · 4 Comments

Former DPRK Vice Premier Kim Rak Hui Dies (updated on 20 February)

DPRK state media reported on 18 February (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sent a floral basket to the funeral of Kim Rak Hui (Kim Rak-hu’i; Kim Nak-hu’i), a … Continue reading

02/18/2013 · 1 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 State Media Confirms Defense Minister Appointment

The DPRK’s English-language state media has confirmed that Gen. Kim Kyok Sik (Kim Kyo’k-sik) was appointed Minister of the People’s Armed Forces.  Gen. Kim was presumed to have been appointed … Continue reading

12/28/2012 · Leave a comment

The Ghosts of Cadres Past

Since the beginning of December, DPRK state media has gradually released a series of news items and photo essays in commemoration of the one year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

12/12/2012 · Leave a comment

People’s Security University Renamed after KJI

DPRK state media reported on 6 October (Saturday) that the Ministry of People’s Security University was renamed the Kim Jong Il People’s Security University.  KCNA reported that “renaming of the … Continue reading

10/06/2012 · 1 Comment

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