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Kim Jong Un Attends Football Match and Archery Competition

On 31 July (Wednesday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a men’s football (soccer) match and an archery competition.  Attending the athletic competitions with him were VMar Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

08/01/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA Holds Meeting to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of “Victory” in Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Wednesday) that a meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members took place in the plaza of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

07/25/2013 · Leave a comment

New Director of Party Finance and Accounting Department (revised)

According to ROK media, citing anonymous sources and observations in DPRK state media, Han Kwang Sang has been promoted to director of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Finance and Accounting … Continue reading

07/24/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Mushroom Farm

DPRK state media reported on 15 July (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited a mushroom farm constructed by unit #1116, subordinate to Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #534. … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits War Museum

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the renovated Victorious Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War Museum which will reopen soon.  He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier) VMar Choe Ryong … Continue reading

07/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight KST on 8 July (Monday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the death of his … Continue reading

07/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Visits PY Construction Projects

DPRK state media reported on 3 July (Wednesday) that Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department VMar Choe Ryong Hae visited three construction projects in the Pyongyang … Continue reading

07/07/2013 · Leave a comment

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