North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kang Sok Ju Meets Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce

DPRK state media reported on 10 January (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju met with Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce, Li Jinzao and the delegation of Chinese … Continue reading

01/10/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK and China Complete Agreements after Intergovernmental Committee Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 9 January (Wednesday) that the 7th DPRK-China Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee in Economics, Trade, Science and Technology was held in Pyongyang.  The DPRK’s leading representative at … Continue reading

01/09/2013 · Leave a 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

Arrivals in Sunan

DPRK state media reported on 7 January (Monday) that China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao arrived at Pyongyang Sunan Airport, at the head of a delegation of trade and … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Developing Master Economic Plan with German Advice

German media reported on 4 January (Friday) that the DPRK is formulating a “master plan” to develop its economy and attract foreign investment with advice from German economists and attorneys. … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Power Station and Coal Mine in S. P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 4 January (Friday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the 8 February Jiktong Youth Coal Mine and the Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex in … Continue reading

01/04/2013 · Leave a comment

JVIC Chairman Participates in Table Tennis Tournement

On 19 December (Wednesday) DPRK state media reported that an amateur table tennis tournament for senior and mid-level managers of the Korean Workers’ Party, the DPRK Government and other state … Continue reading


DPRK Premier Tours Pyongyang Factories

DPRK state media reported on 14 December (Friday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited a series of factories in Pyongyang where he “encouraged the workers in a high-pitched … Continue reading

12/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Tae Jong Su Working as Chief Party Secretary in South Hamgyo’ng

Tae Jong Su (T’ae Chong-su) is serving as Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyo’ng Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Provincial Committee.  On 22 October (Monday), the Chinese Embassy in the DPRK … Continue reading

10/24/2012 · Leave a comment

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