North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

PPJ Inspects Various Units in S. P’yo’ngan and Pyongyang

by Sierra Madden DPRK state media reported on July 3, 2018 that Vice Chairman of the State affairs Commission and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the Su’ngri Motor Complex and the Jenam […]

Jul, 07

PPJ Visits N. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on June 18 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), who is also Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission and a Presidium Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Jun, 24

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

PPJ Visits Ch’o’llima Iron Works

DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited the Ch’o’llima (Kangson) Steel Complex near Namp’o, the Pot’onggang Organic Compound Fertilizer Factory and Pyongyang Automation Appliances Factory. At the fertilizer […]

Feb, 21

Cabinet Plenary Meeting 2018

An expanded plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held on or around January 19, 2018.  DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], Cabinet Ministers and Commission Chairs attended the meeting.  Also in attendance as observers […]

Feb, 05

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