North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK, Mongolia Hold 9th Consultative Committee Meeting on Economics, Trade and Science

The DPRK and Mongolia held their 9th meeting of an intergovernmental committee on economics, trade, science and technology at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang during 25 September  and 26 September … Continue reading

09/26/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits PY Autumn International Trade Fair

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the 9th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair on 24 September (Tuesday).  According to KCNA, Pak looked at “CNC [computer numerical control] lathes, automobiles, tractors, … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · 1 Comment

New Director of Party Finance and Accounting Department (revised)

According to ROK media, citing anonymous sources and observations in DPRK state media, Han Kwang Sang has been promoted to director of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Finance and Accounting … Continue reading

07/24/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

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

DPRK Premier Visits S. Hwanghae Farms and Mine

DPRK state media reported on 7 March (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the U’nryul Mine and several cooperative farms in South Hwanghae Province.  Choe’s first visit … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 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

So Chang Sik Presents Letter of Credence to Kuwaiti Emir

DPRK state media reported on 21 January (Monday) that newly appointed DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait So Chang Sik presented his diplomatic credentials (letters of credence) to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh … Continue reading

01/21/2013

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