North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Premier Tours Paekam Farm

DPRK state media reported that on Saturday October 28, 2017 State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman, Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Workers’ Party of Korea member, and Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju […]

Oct, 31

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

Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone Opened

A ceremony was held on October 27 (Friday) to formally open the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province.  Development of the stockbreeding area was initially an expansion of pre-existing stock farms whose construction was ordered […]

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

Pak Pong Ju Visits Sunch’o’n

DPRK State media reported on Tuesday September 12, 2017 that State Affairs Commission (SAC) vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) surveyed the Sunch’o’n Cement Complex. He last toured this complex on […]

Sep, 16

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Another Hwasong-12 Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with schoolteachers Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed a launch of the Hwasong-12 on the outskirts of Pyongyang early in the morning on September 15 […]

Sep, 16

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