In 1999, at age 28, he was DPRK’s ambassador to Cambodia; in 2000, to Iran. At age 30 he was head of a committee on computing…
Tag: Jang Song Taek
And In Other News…
In other news, North Korea has stymied South Korea’s suggestion for family reunions, for the time being; citizens are preparing fertilizer for the upcoming planting season; encouraged by Rodman, Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to open a Sports Peace Community Association office in Pyongyang…
Exactly Who’s In Charge?
New Focus International, founded by Jang Jin Sung (read up on him!), published its own analysis of the events leading up to the purge of Jang Song Taek and its fallout.
Witch Hunts in Full Swing, and Happy New Year
It’s the new year, in the US as in North Korea! What’s in the news lately? Dennis Rodman isn’t. Raise a glass and cheer.
DPRK Calls Everyone Home
Following the execution of Jang Song Taek, one of the more radical changes to take place in DPRK policy is in calling everyone back home. Originally Kim Jong Un ordered all North Korean businessmen to return from China.
Slow News Week for North Korea
Paddy Power, a large and popular Irish booking agency, has declined to underwrite any further trips to North Korea for Rodman.
How Did Uncle Jang Get in Trouble?
When Uncle Jang had been removed from power at the beginning of this month, there was rampant speculation as to what factors had precipitated this.
The Family of the Traitor
One night after his execution, police were dispatched to collect Jang Song Taek’s family and truck them out to a prison camp.
Kim Kyong Hui’s Heart Attack
Kim Kyong Hui (sister to Kim Jong Il, widow to Uncle Jang) is believed to have suffered a heart attack at the age of 67.
The Start of This Blog
I’ve been following news and commentary on North Korea for several months and overwhelming my acquaintances with updates on this topic.