North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Inspects Industrial Complexes

  DPRK state media reported on December 10, 2016 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission vice chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex, the To’kch’o’n … Continue reading

12/12/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Mines and Electric Complex

DPRK state media reported on November 29 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited mines in and around South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak … Continue reading

11/29/2016

Old-New Mergers at Office #39 and Office #38?

Last week, Yonhap reported that the DPRK “is presumed to have combined the ruling party’s two units” which manage the so-called “Party funds.”  According to this brief news item, Office #38 … Continue reading

10/02/2016

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

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