North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

Choe Ryong Hae Inspects Two Foodstuff Factories

DPRK state media reported one January 8, 2018 that Choe Ryong Hae State Affairs Commission vice chair and Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) lead vice chairman inspected the Songdowon General Foodstuff Factory in Wo’nsan. During […]

Jan, 11

New Year Gathering in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on January 4, 2018 that residents of Pyongyang gathered at Kim Il Sung square to “express their resolution to carry out the important tasks advanced by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong […]

Jan, 10

New Year’s Address

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) delivered the 2018 New Year’s Address from what appeared to be the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Office Building #1. The New Year’s Address was:   Dear fellow […]

Jan, 01

KJU Attends Concert with Participants of Conference of Party Cell Chairs

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs in Pyongyang on December 29 (Friday).  Among those in attendance were Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo-cho’ng], […]

Dec, 31

2017 Five Year Economic Plan Review Conference

DPRK state media reported on December 29, 2017 a joint conference held in Pyongyang on December 28, 2017 which included officials of the Party, state, economy and armed forces. In attendance were State Affairs Commission […]

Dec, 29

DPRK Premier Visits Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on December 26, 2017 that State Affairs Commission Vice Chair and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) surveyed the Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, the February 8 Vinalon Complex and the Ryongsong Machine […]

Dec, 28

Post-Party Cell Conference Meetings Held

A loyalty meeting of participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons was held in Pyongyang on December 26 (Tuesday).  Attending the meeting, in addition to the conference participants, were Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Dec, 28

Kim Jong Suk’s 100th Birth Anniversary Marked

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), first wife of late DPRK President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), mother of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and Kim […]

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