Tag Archives: Corée du Nord

New Published research paper – North Korea and Poland: A Cultural Approach to Bilateral Presence

We are delighted to announce the publication of the research paper of Nicolas Levi entitled North Korea and Poland: A Cultural Approach to Bilateral Presence in the research journal “Studia Orientalne” (issue 21, 2022).

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Death of Yang Hyong Sop.

Yang Hyong-sop (1 October 1925 – 13 May 2022) was a North Korean politician who served as Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea. Yang Hyong Sop was also a member of the Kim family.

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New Published research paper – the North Korean minority of Beijing

We are delighted to announce the publication of the research paper of Nicolas Levi entitled Présence nord-coréenne à Pékin: étude de cas (A case study analysis: The North Korean presence in Beijing).

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    Malgré les dépenses en investissements, les seuls qui désirent vraiment la réunification de la Corée sont d’une part les familles séparées des deux côtés de la Péninsule Coréenne mais surtout les autorités américaines qui rêvent de stationner à la frontière chinoise. Quant aux sud-coréens, une réunification serait synonyme de problèmes et c’est pourquoi je suis convaincu que les autorités sud-coréennes ne veulent d’aucune manière envisager une réunification avec la Corée du Nord. Une question apparait? Pourquoi cette réunification tant évoquée par les médias sud-coréens constitue en réalité un véritable fardeau ?

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As it was presumed, North Korea conducted a new nuclear test, its fifth one, at its famous site based at Punggye-ri on the 9th September. This test caused an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude, which is identical to January activity. Meanwhile in Pyongyang, it’s the national day, an important holiday in North Korea.

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Fourth Day of the WPK Congress: Kim Jong-un becomes the Party Chairman

North Korea’s ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un — party chairman. Kim Jong-un had already been head of the party, but with the title of first secretary.

Officially bringing more people into his inner circle, Kim Jong-un filled two vacancies on the powerful Presidium of the party’s central committee. Senior party official Choe Ryong Hae regained a seat that he had lost; once considered Kim Jong Un’s No. 2, he had been briefly banished to a rural collective farm last year for re-education.

Ri Tuk Nam

On the first row we see the former North Leadership. Starting from left: Yang Hyong-sop, Kim Ki-nam, Pak Pong-ju (the North Korean Prime Minister) and Kim Yong-nam (88 years, secretary of the SPA-the North Korean assembly). At the top of the picture on the left side, we notice the presence of Ri Tuk-nam (deputy chair of the Party Control Commission). Source: Rodong Sinmun

Premier Pak Pong Ju was also named to the Presidium. Other members are Kim Jong Un himself; Kim Yong Nam, who as parliament leader is the country’s nominal head of state; and Hwang Pyong So, the top political officer of the Korean People’s Army. Kim Yong Nam, 88, stayed on despite speculation from North Korea-watchers that he might lose his position because of his age.

North Korean authorities plan to revise party rules to reflect “nuclear state” status

Third Day of the WPK Congress

A decision “On the review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea” was adopted at the third-day meeting of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) held on May 8. Continue reading