North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

PRC Embassy in the DPRK Hosts Reception Commemorating 86th Anniversary of the PLA

The Chinese Embassy in the DPRK hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on 1 August commemorating the 86th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army … Continue reading

08/13/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Returns to DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 24 May (Friday) that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department and Member of the Korean Workers’ Party … Continue reading

05/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Arrives in Beijing for 3 Day Visit

DPRK state media reported that a senior delegation led by VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department,  departed Pyongyang and arrived in Beijing … Continue reading

05/22/2013 · Leave a comment

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

62nd Anniversary of CPV Korean War Participation Commemorated

DPRK state media reported on 25 October (Thursday) that DPRK and Chinese officials participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Friendship Tower in Pyongyang in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary … Continue reading

10/28/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op and Concert

DPRK state media reported on 30 July (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with veterans of the Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War).  His last … Continue reading

07/31/2012 · Leave a comment

People’s Security Minister Visits China

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Tuesday) that Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), a member of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau and … Continue reading

07/25/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK To Commemorate End of Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 23 July (Monday) that it will commemorate the end of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War with “grand celebrations” on 27 July (Friday).  It is not … Continue reading

07/23/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK, PRC Hold “Strategic Dialogue” in Beijing

Korean Workers’ Party International Secretary Kim Yong Il (Kim Yo’ng-il) traveled to China during the weekend.  On Saturday (21 April) Kim held what DPRK state media called a “strategic dialogue” … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · Leave a comment

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