North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Hoeryong and Raso’n

DPRK state media reported on 17 September (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim toured the city of Hoeryo’ng on the DPRK-China border in North Hamgyo’ng Province and Raso’n … Continue reading

09/18/2012 · Leave a comment

Jang Song Thaek Travels to China

DPRK state media reported that Jang Song Taek (Chang So’ng-t’aek), Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC], departed Pyongyang for China on 13 August (Monday) at the head of … Continue reading

08/13/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Election as Delegate Endorsed by Local Party Conferences

The Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] has continued to hold provincial party conferences to elect delegates (party representatives) to the 4th Party Conference to be held in the middle of April. … Continue reading

04/01/2012 · 2 Comments

KJI Meets with Le Keqiang

Taking time from a recent spate of KPA field inspections and on-the-spot guidance visits, Kim Jong Il met with Chinese Vice Premier Le Keqiang and a delegation of senior PRC … Continue reading

10/27/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Arrives in Siberia

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) arrived in Khasan, in Russia’s Far East on Saturday (20 August), his first trip to Russia since 2002.  In an unusual move, KCNA reported KJI’s … Continue reading

08/20/2011 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Il Meets Li Yuanchao

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) met with Li Yuanchao, head of the CPCC Organization Department and member of the Political Bureau of the CPC on Monday (13 June).  Li arrived … Continue reading

06/13/2011 · Leave a comment

2nd Meeting of PRC-DPRK Economic Zone Guidance Committee

The DPRK and PRC held the second meeting of its committee supervising the development of Naso’n (Najin-So’ngbong) and two area in North P’yo’ngan Province (Hwanggu’mp’yo’ng and Wihwa).  KCNA reported: The … Continue reading

06/13/2011 · Leave a comment

Political Bureau Meets

The CC KWP Political Bureau convocated an “enlarged meeting” on Monday [6 June], according to KCNA.  Much of the agenda focused on a report about Kim Cho’ng-il’s recently completed trip … Continue reading

06/08/2011 · 2 Comments

SPA Decree Opens Wihwa and Hwanggumphyong Islands near DPRK-PRC Border

The Supreme People’s Assembly’s [SPA] Presidium adopted a decision to designate Wihwa and Hwangkimp’yo’ng Islands, and several other parcels in North P’yo’ngan Province near the DPRK-Sino border.  The DPRK announced … Continue reading

06/07/2011 · Leave a comment

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