North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Hwang Pyong So Back after Four Month Public Absence

Hwang Pyong So [Hwang Pyo’ng-so’] has returned to an unknown position in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee.  He was observed in the front row at a February 15 central report meeting marking […]

Feb, 16

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

KJU Attends Photo-op with Party Cell Conference Participants

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the final day of the party cell chairpersons’ conference on December 23 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with participants of the 5th Conference […]

Dec, 25

5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs Closes

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the second day of the Party Cell Chairs’ conference on December 22 The concluding sessions of the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons were held at Pyongyang […]

Dec, 25

5th Party Cell Conference Opens

The Fifth Conference Party Cell Chairs opened at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on December 21 (Thursday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting and spoke.  Among those joining him on the platform were […]

Dec, 23

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

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