Who is Kim Pyong Il? [BIOGRAPHY&ANALYSIS]

My authored biography of Kim Pyong Il was recently quoted in an article written by Harry J. Kazianis, published in the National Interest.

 

Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the death of Kim Il Sung (8 July 1994).

Continue reading “Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung”

The next casualty of Kim Jong-un? [PART 1/3]

Handsome, intelligent, good looking: these word are adjectives which are often used for describing the half brother of Kim Jong Il[1] : Kim Pyong Il. He was, is and will be always considered as a potential successor of his father, Kim Il Sung and therefore as a direct rival to Kim Jong Il. However the first son of Kim Il Sung won on the run to the north korean throne.

Continue reading “The next casualty of Kim Jong-un? [PART 1/3]”

Second Day of the WPK Congress

Accordingt to the North Korean Workers’ Journal, Rodong Sinmun,  “The second-day sitting of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place on Saturday”. Basically no important annoucements were made.

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, continued his report on the work of the Party Central Committee.

Continue reading “Second Day of the WPK Congress”

Qu’attendre du congrès du PTC?

A partir du 6 mai 2016 débutera le 7ème congrès du PTC (Parti du Travail Coréen). Que pouvons-nous en attendre ? Quels en sont les objectifs ? Pourquoi va-t-il se dérouler ?Que peut espérer la population nord-coréenne de congrès du PTC prévu initialement pour fin mai 2016 ? Ce congrès concernera les institutions nord-coréennes ou la population nord-coréenne ?

Continue reading “Qu’attendre du congrès du PTC?”

Les anciennes élites nord-coréennes s’en vont ?

D’après une rumeur sud-coréenne persistente, certaines élites nord-coréennes devront quitter le devant de la scène. Dans l’article en question (disponible ici), il semblerait que Kim Ok et son père Kim Hyo aient perdus leurs fonctions. Continue reading “Les anciennes élites nord-coréennes s’en vont ?”