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

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

Kim Jong Un Tours Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to a shoe factory. DPRK state media reported that on Sunday October 29, 2017 Kim Jong Un “together with Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), gave field […]

Oct, 31

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Mushroom Farm

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA 2017 Tank Competion DPRK state media reported April 8 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently-constructed Pyongyang Mushroom Farm.  Also in attendance […]

Apr, 07

Pak Pong Ju Visits

DPRK state media reported on March 11, 2017 the State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex outside Anju, South P’yo’ngan Province. While he toured […]

Mar, 31

Triplicate: PPJ On-Site Visits

DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured Kumso’ng Tractor Factory. Pak toured the factory and was briefed “in detail […]

Feb, 03

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