North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Political Bureau Meeting Held

A meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau was held on 28 February (Friday).  Attending the meeting were members and alternate (candidate) members of the Political Bureau, along with senior cadres of the […]

Mar, 01

PPJ and CRH Visit Their Home Provinces Prior to SPA

Two members of the core leadership conducted inspection tours of production units located in their respective home provinces. DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju conducted on-site inspections in North Hamgyo’ng […]

Apr, 11

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Poultry Farms

DPRK state media reported on September 5 (Wednesday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Mangyo’ngdae Chicken Farm and the 927 Chicken […]

Sep, 07

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kangwo’n Province

DPRK state media reported on September 3 (Monday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited several production units in Kangwo’n Province. Choe […]

Sep, 04

PPJ Vists Parts of the Rice Basket

DPRK state media reported on August 25 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted on-site inspections of Kulloja Cooperative Farm in Sinch’o’n County. Ch’imch’o’n Cooperative Farm […]

Aug, 27

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

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