North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Party Congress Opens on May 6

On April 26 (Tuesday), the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on May 6 (Friday).  According to KCNA, the Political … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Last of the Provincial Party Conferences Held

The last three Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] provincial conferences convened to elect delegates and observers to the 7th Party Congress have been held.  DPRK state media reported on April … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Party Conferences Held

DPRK state media reported on April 21 (Thursday) that the South Hamgyo’ng, North Hwanghae and Raso’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK]  provincial party conferences took place.  The party conferences were … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

The Pyongyang City Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee held its party conference (tangdaep’yohoe) at the People’s Palace of Culture on April 19 (Tuesday) and April 20 (Wednesday).  Pyongyang is a … Continue reading

04/21/2016

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended … Continue reading

04/20/2016

South P’yo’ngan Holds Provincial Party Conference

South P’yo’ngan Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in P’yo’ngso’ng, the provincial capital, during April 17 (Sunday) and April 18 (Monday).   Attending the party conference were … Continue reading

04/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Mindulle Notebook Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on the 104th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on April 19 (Tuesday) that Kim … Continue reading

04/18/2016

Central Leadership Visit Kunja-ri, Participate in Statue Unveiling

Senior members of the DPRK’s central leadership and senior officials of the DPRK’s defense industries visited the Kunja-ri Revolutionary Site in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province on April 12 (Tuesday). … Continue reading

04/14/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Namp’o and Kim Jong T’ae Locomotive Factory

DPRK state media reported on April 10 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namp’o and the Kim Jong T’ae Locomotive Factory.  In Namp’o, learned about the operation … Continue reading

04/12/2016

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