North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

CRH Visits Hwanghae Provinces

State Affairs Commission 1st Vice Chairman and SPA Presidium President Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) toured several ri’s (ni’s) reconstructed due to storm damage in North and South Hwanghae Provinces. Choe visited Taecho’ng-ri in Unp’a […]

Oct, 25

KTH Visits Industrial Sites

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) visited coal mines and Kwangch’o’n Chicken Farm.  He also visited Pukch’ang Thermal Power Plant and the 8 February Jiktong Youth Coal Mine. According to state media the colliers […]

Oct, 18

Anniversary Events

  Midnight Parade  Many questions and theories have circulated about why the Party 75th Anniversary Parade began at midnight.  North Korea decided to produce and package the parade into an excellent television event.  Having the […]

Oct, 18

Samjiyo’n Hospital Opens

The Samjiyo’n City People’s Hospital opened on 15 October (Thursday).  Attending the ceremony opening the hospital were Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Vice Chairman and KWP Propaganda and Agitation (Information and Publicity) Director Ri Il Hwan […]

Oct, 18

PPJ Visits Pukch’ang

Korean Workers Party [KWP] Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted inspections of Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex and the Namyang mine of the To’kch’o’n Area Coal Mining Complex.  He also visited houses under construction […]

Oct, 18

KJU Visits Construction In Komdok

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited and inspected storm recovery work in the Komdok region of South Hamgyo’ng.  Also in attendance were Chief of the KPA General Staff MAR Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Korean […]

Oct, 14

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