North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

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

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

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

2nd Plenary Session of the 7th WPK Central Committee Held

The second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] was held on October 7 (Saturday).  The last plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK was […]

Oct, 08

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the […]

Feb, 03

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