I was recently interviewed by Radio Free Asia. We discussed about North Korean orphans in Central Europe who migrated after the Korean War (1950-1953). The document is available here.
In a recent article of DailyNK.com, we were informed that Choe Son Hui, the adopted daughter of Choe Yong Rim, a former Prime Minister of North Korea, was sent to three months labour service out of Pyongyang. Choe Son Hui is an experienced North Korean diplomat. It is not a surprise, taht she was sent to a Labor Camp. It is a standard mechanism of the North Korean Political System. North Korean senior politicians do have a lot of privileges (including owning luxurious flats in major Chinese cities), but they do also know that they cannot create a circle of politician support.
One of my latest published books entitled A statistical analysis of the North Korean overseas laborers in Poland during the period 2000-2017: current status and prospects was recently reviewed by Larisa Zabrovskaia. The review is available in the journal ПРОБЛЕМЫ ДАЛЬНЕГО ВОСТОКА (Problems of the Far East). Complimentary information is available here.
I was recently interviewed by Newsweek Poland. We discussed about Kim Jong Un who recently sheds tears as he delivers a unique apology to North Korea over failings. The document is available here.
Jon Hui Jong was one of the closest associate to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. He passed away on the 21 September 2020.Continue reading “Death of Jon Hui Jong”
I recently participated to the session entitled “Dynamic International Relations on Korean Peninsula” of the Korean Global Forum for Peace. The record of this event is available here.
North Korean authorities recently established in July 2020 a new Central Committee agency called the “Organization Administrative Department” that will handle surveillance and “party control” over the country’s legal, security and police agencies. One of its key missions will be the control over the borders of North Korea.
Its director wll be Kim Jae Ryong, who also acted as former Prime Minister of North Korea. He was replaced by Kim Tok Hun.