North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

PPJ Visits South Hwanghae

DPRK state media reported on March 20 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chair and Premier Pak Pong Ju  [Pak Pong-chu] surveyed various places in South Hwanghae Province including Haeju Trailing Farm Machine Factory and […]

Mar, 22

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

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Sinu’iju

DPRK state media reported on January 15 (Monday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman, State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Director of the WPK Organization Guidance Department [Organizational Leadership] Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe […]

Jan, 26

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

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 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

Pak Pong Ju Visits C1 Chem and Agriculture Sites

DPRK state media reported on November 12, 2017, State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the construction site of a building for the C1 chemical industry and “gave pep-talks to the […]

Dec, 18


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