North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Suk’s 100th Birth Anniversary Marked

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), first wife of late DPRK President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), mother of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and Kim […]

Dec, 25

DPRK Premier Tours Sunch’o’n Cement Complex

DPRK state media reported on December 15 (Friday) that Cabinet Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Sunch’o’n Cement Complex.  He toured various shops and units at the complex, encouraging […]

Dec, 18

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

PPJ Visits T’ongch’o’n Fishery Station and Dance School Construction

DPRK state media reported on November 25, 2017 that State Affairs Commission Vice-chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the T’ongch’o’n Fishery Station where he “encouraged its fishermen in their efforts for making big fish […]

Dec, 18

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