North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

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

5th Party Cell Conference Opens

The Fifth Conference Party Cell Chairs opened at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on December 21 (Thursday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting and spoke.  Among those joining him on the platform were […]

Dec, 23

DPRK Premier Tours Sunch’o’n Cement Complex

DPRK state media reported on December 15 (Friday) that Cabinet Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Sunch’o’n Cement Complex.  He toured various shops and units at the complex, encouraging […]

Dec, 18

Tractors and Trucks Shown Off in KIS Square

On December 8, a ceremony opening a demonstration of tractors, trucks and other equipment was held in KIS Square.  Attending the ceremony DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), […]

Dec, 18

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel, Pyongyang Factories

DPRK state media reported that on November 29th, 2017, State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex where he “encouraged the workers of the complex in a […]

Dec, 18

PPJ Visits T’ongch’o’n Fishery Station and Dance School Construction

DPRK state media reported on November 25, 2017 that State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the T’ongch’o’n Fishery Station where he “encouraged its fishermen in their efforts for making big fish […]

Dec, 18

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