North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at … Continue reading

04/10/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits

DPRK state media reported on March 11, 2017 the State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex outside Anju, South … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kumsong Tractor Factory

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Kumsong Tractor … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Joint Conference on NYDA Held

DPRK state media reported on January 9, 2016 (Monday) that on the previous Saturday and Sunday that “a joint conference” was held in Pyongyang to “discuss ways for carrying through … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits Mines and Electric Complex

DPRK state media reported on November 29 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited mines in and around South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak … Continue reading

11/29/2016

Kim Jong Un and DPRK Central Leadership Visit Cuban Embassy

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK on November 28 (Monday) to pay a condolence call … Continue reading

11/29/2016

Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Mushroom Farm Opens, Ceremony Held

  An inaugural ceremony was held to open a mushroom farm on October 31, 2016 (Monday). In attendance were State Affairs Commission (SAC) Vice Chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong … Continue reading

11/01/2016

Trade Unions Hold 7th Congress

The General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] held its 7th Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang October 25 and October 26 (Tuesday and Wednesday).  Among … Continue reading

10/30/2016

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