North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

New Year’s Address

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) delivered the 2018 New Year’s Address from what appeared to be the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Office Building #1. The New Year’s Address was:   Dear fellow […]

Jan, 01

DPRK Premier Visits Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on December 26, 2017 that State Affairs Commission Vice Chair and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) surveyed the Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, the February 8 Vinalon Complex and the Ryongsong Machine […]

Dec, 28

Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement Reacting to UNSC

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on December 24 (Sunday) responding to the latest sanctions promulgated by the UN Security Council.  The statement said: The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of […]

Dec, 25

Central Leadership Visit Ku’msusan and Korean Revolution Museum

Members of the DPRK leadership visited Ku’msusan on December 17 (Sunday) to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  Two groups of senior officials visited Ku’msusan.  At […]

Dec, 18

PPJ Tours KJT Locomotive Complex and S. Hwanghae agriculture units

DPRK state media reported on November 15, 2017 State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the Kim Cho’ng-t’ae Electric Locomotive Complex and he “inspired the workers in their efforts to raise a […]

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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