Thoughts about the 7th Congress of the WPK

Since its establishment in 1948, North Korea has been effectively controlled by the Workers’ Party of Korea. Starting from the 6th May, the WPK will hold its seventh congress. The WPK congress is a gathering of delegates of the WPK. Exceptionally there will be no delegations from foreign countries (177 delegations from 118 countries were represented on the 6th Congress including Mikhail Gorbatchov,  Robert Mugabe and many others). The frequency of party congress varied during the last 70 years. This congress is the first since October 1980. The first Plenum (meeting) will elect the central party leadership (including members of the Presidium, full and candidate members of the Politburo, Secretariat and PCMC). As of now, the power had been pretty much transferred to Kim Jong-un including military, North-South relations and foreign diplomacy. Continue reading “Thoughts about the 7th Congress of the WPK”

The WPK Party Congress will open on the 6th May

On the 26th April, , the Workers’ Party of Korea Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on the 6th May 2016. On 30 October 2015, the Political Bureau of the CC WPK announced that the 7th Congress is to be held in early May 2016. At the difference of previous congress, no foreign guests are attending this event.

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N. Korea FM offers to halt nuclear tests if U.S. suspends military exercises with S. Korea

According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea is ready to halt nuclear tests if the United States suspends military exercises with South Korea, Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (who has currrently health problems) was quoted as saying in a rare interview Saturday.

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