North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kang Sok Ju Funeral

The state funeral for Kang Sok Ju was held on May 22 (Sunday).  Among those attendance were Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

WPK Central Committee and Central Auditing Commission Meet

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 7th Term Central Committee (a/k/a 7th Central Committee) 7th Term Central Auditing Commission (7th Central Auditing Commission) met in Pyongyang on May 9 (Monday). … Continue reading

05/10/2016

Fourth and Final Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the third day of the 7th Party Congress on May 8, 2016  The fourth and final day of the Seventh Congress of … Continue reading

05/10/2016

Second Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the first day of the 7th Party Congress on May 6 The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

05/07/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

7th Party Congress Participant Activities on May 3, 2016

On May 3 (Tuesday) senior DPRK officials and 7th Party Congress participants placed floral bouquets and baskets in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong … Continue reading

05/04/2016

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