North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Workers’ Dorms Open at Kim Cho’ng-suk Silk Mill

Workers’ living quarters at the Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk) Silk Mill in Pyongyang were ceremoniously opened on January 12 (Friday).  The seven-story dormitories have living quarters for workers, dining … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits the Ryongaksan Soap Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Souvenir Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ryongaksan Spring Water Factory DPRK state media reported October 7 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Mangyo’ngdae … Continue reading

10/07/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ryongaksan Spring Water Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Taedonggang Syringe Factory DPRK state media reported on September 30 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ryongaksan Spring Water … Continue reading

10/02/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

U’nha Guidance Bureau Marks 40th Anniversary

The U’nha Guidance Bureau, one of the largest textile and consumer goods’ economic complexes in the DPRK which operates several textile plants in the country, marked its 40th anniversary at … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun to mark the death anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on … Continue reading

07/12/2016

Pak Pong Ju Tours Factories in N. P’yo’ngan, medical sites in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on June 28 (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited manufacturing sites in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak first visited the construction of the medical … Continue reading

06/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory DPRK state media reported on June 21 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

06/21/2016

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