North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Inside the Mansudae Apartments

One accomplishment used in support of Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) hereditary succession is the construction of an apartment complex in Mansudae Street.  KJU’s contribution to the project has been … Continue reading

09/14/2011 · Leave a comment

WPRG Parade Commemorates 63rd Anniversary of Foundation

On the morning of 9 September (Friday), Kim Jong Il, members of the central leadership and Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), attended a Worker-Peasant Red Guards’ [WPRG] parade in central … Continue reading

09/13/2011 · 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

Kim Jong Il Makes His Return (Revised)

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) is returning to the DPRK.  The locomotive of his personal  train was spotted in northeastern China at the Russia-China border in Manzhouli, according to Yonhap. … Continue reading

08/25/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Arrives in Ulan Ude

Kim Jong Il arrived in Ulan Ude on 23 August (Tuesday), greeted at the railway station by various local officials.  KJI is expected to meet with Russian Federation President Dmitry … Continue reading

08/23/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI Visits Hydroelectric Power Plant in Russian Far East

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) continued his visit Sunday (21 August) to Russia’s Far East with a visit to Amur Oblast, which included a tour of the Bureiskaya hydroelectric power … Continue reading

08/21/2011 · 1 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

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