Tag Archives: Kim Il Sung

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 the North Korean general Hyon Chol Hae

Hyon Chol Hae (13 August 1934 – 19 May 2022) was a North Korean military officer. Hyon Chol Hae studied in Pyongyang and in Romania. Hyon Chol Hae was also the uncle of Hyon Song Il, a North Korean defector, who became a member of the board of the Hana Foundation in South Korean. Hyon Chol Hae passed probably away from complications associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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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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Death of Kim Yong Ju, the primary dauphin of Kim Il Sung

Kim Yong Ju passed away according to the KCNA. Kim Yong Ju was the younger brother of Kim Il Sung. In the 1960s, Kim Yong Ju was supposed to be the successor of Kim Il Sung. However, due to health issues, he was replaced by Kim Jong Il, the oldest son of Kim Il Sung. I am mentioning Kim Yong Ju in some of my papers, including in a biography of Kim Pyong Il (the nephew of Kim Yong Ju) and in a paper published in SinoNK.com related to connections between the Kim family and the foreign trade of North Korea.