North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

PLA Foreign Affairs Delegation Visits DPRK

A delegation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [PLA] foreign affairs department, led by Maj. Gen. Qian Lihua visited the DPRK.  Maj. Gen. Qian was reported as having previously visited … Continue reading

04/07/2012 · 1 Comment

Where Are You Tonight?

As 2011 draws to a close, several media reports have come out about DPRK citizens who are unaccounted for or difficult to locate.  On or around 20 November, eight (8) … Continue reading

12/18/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK, PRC to “Strengthen” Military Cooperation

Kim Jong Il held a meeting and hosted a reception for Li Jinai, director of the Chinese PLA’s General Political Department, and a senior delegation of PLA officers on 17 … Continue reading

11/20/2011 · 1 Comment

KWP’s 66th Birthday

The Korean Workers’ Party turned 66 on 10 October (Monday).  A delegation of senior party, army and government leaders visited the Kumsusan Memorial Hall, to pay their respects to Kim … Continue reading

10/10/2011 · 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

KJI’s Yachting Holiday

Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il’s) last public appearance was a guidance tour of the 8 February Vinalon Complex which was reported by DPRK media on, or around, 8 August.  The … Continue reading

08/18/2011 · 3 Comments

Chinese Ships Depart the DPRK

The PLA Navy ships Zheng He and Luoyang left the port of Wo’nsan on 8 August (Monday) after a four-day visit to the DPRK.  Over the weekend the PLA Navy … Continue reading

08/08/2011 · 1 Comment

Chinese Naval Ships Visit DPRK

Two days after departing Vladivostok, (Chinese) People’s Liberation Navy ships Zheng He and Luoyang arrived at the port of Wo’nsan on 4 August (Thursday), the first such visit in 15 … Continue reading

08/07/2011 · 1 Comment

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