North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KJU and RSJ Visit Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Teacher Training College DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited and […]

Jan, 26
New FMD Outbreak

New FMD Outbreak

According to the DPRK government’s own reporting to international organizations, the country saw new cases of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in late Febraury and March.  Yonhap reports: A new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurred in […]

Apr, 24

DPRK Media Reports on FMD

The DPRK media externally reported the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in the country on 10 February [Thursday].  KCNA reported that the first case was found in Rihyon-ri in Pyongyang.    ROK media reported on the […]

Feb, 15

DPRK Contends with Foot-and-Mouth

The DPRK is dealing with its first reported outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease since 2007.  The DPRK banned ROK pork and beef shipments into Kaesong Industrial Complex in late December, as well as ROK poultry in […]

Jan, 18
PRC Military Delegation in DPRK to Mark 60th Anniversary of CPV Entry in Korean War

PRC Military Delegation in DPRK to Mark 60th Anniversary of CPV Entry in Korean War

General Guo Boxiong, a Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, arrived in the DPRK on Saturday to participate in several events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) entry in the […]

Oct, 24
Is H1N1 Outbreak in DPRK Contained?

Is H1N1 Outbreak in DPRK Contained?

Yonhap reports that the World Health Organization is saying the nine (9) identified cases of A/H1N1 Influenza have recovered and that there are no further reports of any other outbreaks in the DPRK.  According to […]

Dec, 15


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