North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJI Meets Chinese Ambassador

Kim Jong Il met with PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Liu Hongcai, and personnel from the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang on 31 October (Monday).  According to KCNA, Ambassador Liu talked … Continue reading

11/02/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Meets with Le Keqiang

Taking time from a recent spate of KPA field inspections and on-the-spot guidance visits, Kim Jong Il met with Chinese Vice Premier Le Keqiang and a delegation of senior PRC … Continue reading

10/27/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK-ROK Beijing Interaction Ends Without Progress

Denuclearization talks held between the two Koreas on 21 September (Wednesday) in Beijing ended without any further progress toward resumption of the 6 Party Talks.  Despite any substantial movement toward … Continue reading

09/25/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Returns Home

Kim Jong Il returned from his week-long sojourn to Russia and northeast China on 27 August (Saturday).  Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i) and Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) led a … Continue reading

08/29/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Visits NE China on Homeward Trip

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) arrived in northeastern China on 25 August (Thursday) and visited Heilongjiang Province on 26 August (Friday), during his return trip from Russia.  On Thursday KJI … Continue reading

08/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Makes His Return (Revised)

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) is returning to the DPRK.  The locomotive of his personal  train was spotted in northeastern China at the Russia-China border in Manzhouli, according to Yonhap. … Continue reading

08/25/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Meets with Medvedev

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) met with Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on Wednesday (24 August) at a military compound outside of Ulan Ude in Siberia.  During the meeting, … Continue reading

08/24/2011 · 2 Comments

KJI Arrives in Ulan Ude

Kim Jong Il arrived in Ulan Ude on 23 August (Tuesday), greeted at the railway station by various local officials.  KJI is expected to meet with Russian Federation President Dmitry … Continue reading

08/23/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI-Medvedev to Meet Wednesday?

Russian and ROK media said that Kim Jong Il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet on Wednesday (24 August) in Ulan Ude.  The DPRK-Russian leadership meeting was originally believed … Continue reading

08/22/2011 · Leave a comment

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