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Category Archives: Fourth Korean Workers’ Party Conference

Kim Kyong Hui an SPA No-Show

Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i), sister of the late DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and aunt of current supreme leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) did not … Continue reading

09/29/2012 · Leave a comment

Job Change for Tae Jong Su?

On 22 September 2012 DPRK state media reported on a series of commemorations of the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), mother of the the late … Continue reading

09/25/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Delegation Meets with Vietnam Party Secretary

DPRK and Vietnamese state media reported that a Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] delegation headed by KWP Secretary and International Department Director Kim Yong Il (Kim Yo’ng-il)  met with Communist Party … Continue reading

06/14/2012 · 1 Comment

Central Leadership Figures Visit Projects

DPRK state media reported on 5 May (Saturday) that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department (bureau) inspected ongoing construction work at Nungra … Continue reading

05/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Workers’ Orgs to Hold Conferences in May and June

DPRK state media reported on 4 May (Friday) that the four major Workers’ Organizations will hold membership conferences “from late May to early June.”  KCNA reports: Conferences of the Kim … Continue reading

05/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo Sessions

DPRK state media reported Tuesday (17 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three commemorative photo sessions in Pyongyang.  The first photo session occurred at the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace … Continue reading

04/18/2012 · 2 Comments

U Tong Chuk Standing in the Shadows?

South Korean media, citing an anonymous source, reports that the Ministry of State Security’s [MSS] Gen. U Tong Chuk (U To’ng-ch’uk) may have been removed from office.  Gen. U was … Continue reading

04/17/2012 · 2 Comments

Kim Jong Gak Appointed Minister of People’s Armed Forces

VMar Kim Jong Gak (Kim Cho’ng-gak) has been appointed Minister of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF].  Kim was promoted from 4-star general (taejang) to Vice Marshal (ch’asu) on 15 February … Continue reading

04/11/2012 · 4 Comments

Kim Jong Un Visits East Sea KPA Unit

DPRK state media reported on 4 April (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Ryo Island, located in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), approximately 11 miles (18 km) … Continue reading

04/05/2012 · 1 Comment

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