North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

KJU Visits Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, along with his wife Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on February 1 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the […]

Feb, 01

New DPRK Ambassador to Czech Republic

Ri Kwang Il has been appointed the DPRK’s new ambassador to the Czech Republic.  Ri previously served as a deputy director of the DPRK Institute for Disarmament and Peace.  He replaces Ri Pyo’ng-kap (Ri Pyong […]

May, 28

DPRK Offers Ginseng to CZ for Old Foreign Debt

The DPRK has offered the Czech Republic‘s Finance Ministry bulk shipments (several hundred metric tons) of ginseng as partial repayment of debts incurred by the DPRK to the old Czechoslovakia.  The DPRK has offered the […]

Jul, 27


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