North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Concert with Participants of Conference of Party Cell Chairs

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs in Pyongyang on December 29 (Friday).  Among those in attendance were Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo-cho’ng], […]

Dec, 31

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

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

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

Tractors and Trucks Shown Off in KIS Square

On December 8, a ceremony opening a demonstration of tractors, trucks and other equipment was held in KIS Square.  Attending the ceremony DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), […]

Dec, 18

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel, Pyongyang Factories

DPRK state media reported that on November 29th, 2017, State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex where he “encouraged the workers of the complex in a […]

Dec, 18

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