Government of North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31071/all en North Korea-weekly review-5 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/north-korea-weekly-review-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>*** CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from March 14-20, 2013.</p> <p>March</p> <p>14 The North Korean Foreign Ministry says that under the prevailing warlike atmosphere, the DPRK (North Korea) can no longer be bound by the Korean Armistice Agreement.</p> <p>14 Yang Hyong-sop, the vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), meets with new Indian Ambassador to the DPRK Ajay Kumar Sharma, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130320/north-korea-weekly-review-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Politics Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 02:16:36 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5789405 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-political bureau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130401/nk-political-bureau <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's appointment of former premier Pak Pong-ju as standing member of the Political Bureau of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) may signal the start of an economic reform drive in the communist country, Pyongyang watchers in Seoul said Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130401/nk-political-bureau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 01 Apr 2013 05:15:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798399 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea names Kim clan associate to premiership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/north-korea-names-ex-premier-back-the-post-kcna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea named former premier Pak Pong-ju, a key confidant of the leadership dynasty who was sacked in 2007 for failing to implement economic reforms, as its cabinet chief on Monday in a move that would further cement the ruling family's grip on power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/north-korea-names-ex-premier-back-the-post-kcna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798521 at http://www.globalpost.com DPRK re-appoints ex-premier Pak to head cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dprk-re-appoints-ex-premier-pak-head-cabinet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday re-appointed former premier Pak Pong-ju to head the cabinet, the official KCNA news agency reported.</p><P>Pak, who served as premier from 2003 to 2007, took the oath of office after he was nominated by the Supreme People's Assembly.</p><P>The assembly also adopted an ordinance on "Consolidating the Position of Nuclear Weapons State for Self-defense" and endorsed the establishment of "the DPRK State Space Development Bureau."</p><P>The country's top legislative body discussed government work for 2012 and its tasks</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/dprk-re-appoints-ex-premier-pak-head-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea North Korea Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:09:56 +0000 Asianet 5800311 at http://www.globalpost.com DPRK says to withdraw all employees from Kaesong industrial zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/dprk-says-to-withdraw-all-employees-from-kaesong-industrial-zone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Monday that it will withdraw all its employees from the Kaesong industrial zone.</p><P>"The DPRK will withdraw all its employees from the zone," the official KCNA news agency reported, citing a statement issued by Kim Yang Gon, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.</p><P>The operations in the industrial zone, which houses about 120 South Korean companies with some 54,000 DPRK workers, will be temporarily suspended, according to the statement.</p> Asia Business Government Government of North Korea Labor Law Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:10:49 +0000 Asianet 5806793 at http://www.globalpost.com The Pyongyang power couple behind dynastic dictator Kim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/the-pyongyang-power-couple-behind-dynastic-dictator-kim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Kyong-hui has battled alcoholism and the killing of her lover to stand alongside her nephew, North Korea's youthful leader Kim Jong-un, as a reminder that he is the true heir of the dynasty's blood-line.</p> <p>The 67-year-old daughter of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung cuts a rare female figure in Pyongyang's male-dominated hierarchy and ranks as a four-star general, often sporting her trademark dark glasses at important events.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130425/the-pyongyang-power-couple-behind-dynastic-dictator-kim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:09:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5825546 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan prime minister aide Iijima ends 4-day trip to N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130517/japan-prime-minister-aide-iijima-ends-4-day-trip-n-kor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Pyongyang by air on Friday, completing a four-day visit to North Korea, an informed source said.</p> <p> Isao Iijima is believed to be heading to Beijing en route to Tokyo, the source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130517/japan-prime-minister-aide-iijima-ends-4-day-trip-n-kor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Politics Kyodo News International Fri, 17 May 2013 10:45:11 +0000 Kyodo News International 5840038 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese vice president to visit N. Korea: KCNA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130723/chinese-vice-president-visit-n-korea-kcna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao will visit North Korea to take part in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the end of hostilities in the 1950-1953 Korean War, which falls on Saturday, North Korean official media reported Wednesday.</p> <p> Li was invited to visit North Korea by the Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet, according to the Korean Central News Agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130723/chinese-vice-president-visit-n-korea-kcna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Kyodo News International Wed, 24 Jul 2013 03:02:13 +0000 Kyodo News International 5891954 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, China discuss ways on denuclearizing N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130820/s-korea-china-discuss-ways-denuclearizing-n-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- Former senior officials and academics from South Korea and China held a forum on Tuesday to discuss ways to bolster cooperation to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program and restart talks with Pyongyang, an official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130820/s-korea-china-discuss-ways-denuclearizing-n-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of North Korea Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Yonhap News Agency Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:00:48 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5913534 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea's armed forces minister promoted to full general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130830/n-koreas-armed-forces-minister-promoted-full-general <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's armed forces minister Jang Jong-nam has been promoted to a full general, a sign change is taking place within the communist country's top brass, observers said Friday.</p> <p>The promotion was confirmed when the senior official was seen with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a football match on Wednesday. Pictures of the event clearly show the fourth star on his shoulder board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130830/n-koreas-armed-forces-minister-promoted-full-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Yonhap News Agency Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:31:18 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5921239 at http://www.globalpost.com NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 282 (October 10, 2013) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131009/north-korea-newsletter-no-282-october-10-2013-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>*** TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 2)</p> <p>North Korea Steps up Efforts to Boost Festive Mood for WPK Anniversary</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state media carried a barrage of reports praising the ruling Workers' Party of (North) Korea (WPK) while various commemorative events were held both at home and abroad ahead of the party's 68th founding anniversary, which falls on Oct. 10.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131009/north-korea-newsletter-no-282-october-10-2013-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Human Interest Korea Social Issues Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:02:13 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5956745 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea confirms appointment of Ri Yong-gil as KPA chief of staff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131010/n-korea-confirms-appointment-ri-yong-gil-kpa-chief-staff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korean media on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Ri Yong-gil as the Korean People's Army (KPA) chief of general staff.</p> <p>Ri's appointment to the senior post had been suspected since August when he was seen making public appearances as a four-star general and was consistently mentioned ahead of Jang Jong-nam, the minister of People's Armed Forces, in various public announcements.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131010/n-korea-confirms-appointment-ri-yong-gil-kpa-chief-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Yonhap News Agency Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:04:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5957182 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea says nuclear deterrent no bargaining chip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131029/n-korea-says-nuclear-deterrent-no-bargaining-chip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Wednesday that its nuclear weapons program is not a bargaining tool and slammed South Korean policymakers for challenging the country's sovereign right to defend itself from outside aggression.</p> <p>In an article carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the organ of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Pyongyang said if it did not possess nuclear weapons there would be no peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and that the fate of the Korean people would be placed in jeopardy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131029/n-korea-says-nuclear-deterrent-no-bargaining-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of North Korea Korea Politics Yonhap News Agency Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:57:11 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5974669 at http://www.globalpost.com NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 285 (October 31, 2013) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131031/north-korea-newsletter-no-285-october-31-2013-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>*** NEWS IN BRIEF</p> <p>North Korean University Students Sweep Global Coding Contests</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- A team of students from North Korea's prestigious Kim Il-sung University has won a monthly global programming contest for the third consecutive month, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan reported on Oct. 24, in the latest showing of the reclusive country's surprising prowess in the field of technology.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131031/north-korea-newsletter-no-285-october-31-2013-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Social Issues Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:16:38 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5975916 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korean leader's uncle not personally affected by dismissal: policymaker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131204/n-korean-leaders-uncle-not-personally-affected-dismissal-pol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been personally affected by the execution of his confidants and his likely dismissal from power, Seoul's unification minister said Wednesday.</p> <p>The comments by Ryoo Kihl-jae at the National Assembly were made a day after Seoul's spy agency reported that Jang Song-thaek was sacked, and a purge of his followers could be underway.</p> <p>Jang was vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission and a member of the Politburo of the central committee for the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131204/n-korean-leaders-uncle-not-personally-affected-dismissal-pol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of North Korea Korea Religion Yonhap News Agency Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:16:51 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6008535 at http://www.globalpost.com