North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Media Reports on FMD

The DPRK media externally reported the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in the country on 10 February [Thursday].  KCNA reported that the first case was found in Rihyon-ri in Pyongyang.    ROK media reported on the […]

Feb, 15

DPRK Contends with Foot-and-Mouth

The DPRK is dealing with its first reported outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease since 2007.  The DPRK banned ROK pork and beef shipments into Kaesong Industrial Complex in late December, as well as ROK poultry in […]

Jan, 18
PRC Military Delegation in DPRK to Mark 60th Anniversary of CPV Entry in Korean War

PRC Military Delegation in DPRK to Mark 60th Anniversary of CPV Entry in Korean War

General Guo Boxiong, a Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, arrived in the DPRK on Saturday to participate in several events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) entry in the […]

Oct, 24
Is H1N1 Outbreak in DPRK Contained?

Is H1N1 Outbreak in DPRK Contained?

Yonhap reports that the World Health Organization is saying the nine (9) identified cases of A/H1N1 Influenza have recovered and that there are no further reports of any other outbreaks in the DPRK.  According to […]

Dec, 15
More on the DPRK's Swine Fever

More on the DPRK's Swine Fever

UPDATE Yonhap reports that the ROK will send, and the DPRK shall accept, 500,000 doses of Tamiflu in order to stem the spread of H1N1 (a/k/a Swine) Flu. ORIGINAL According to Yonhap, the DPRK is […]

Dec, 10

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