North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

PPJ Visits Industrial Sites

DPRK state media reported on February 24 (Saturday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] conducted on-site visits to the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and East Pyongyang Thermal […]

Feb, 27

Cabinet Plenary Meeting 2018

An expanded plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held on or around January 19, 2018.  DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], Cabinet Ministers and Commission Chairs attended the meeting.  Also in attendance as observers […]

Feb, 05

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

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

DPRK Premier Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

DPRK state media reported on February 6 that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stationand the Hyesan-Samjiyo’n Broad Gauge railway project in Yanggang Province.  Pak toured the construction sites and […]

Feb, 06

DPRK Premier Visits Taean Heavy Machine Complex and Sports Equipment Factory

DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Taean Heavy Machine Complex an the Athletic Apparatus Factory.  He toured the Taean Heavy Machine Complex described by KCNA as […]

Jan, 26

Power Station Cadres and Workers Receive Eponymous Award

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that nearly 13,000 party and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials, cadres and “youth shock brigade” workers and other construction personnel received the Paektusan (Mount Paektu) Hero Youth […]

Jan, 24

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