On July 9, Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, died after a two-year rule. As Kim’s son and heir apparent, Jong-un is now the head of state. While there are no outward signs that Jong-un plans to change North Korea’s repressive policies, concerns remain about his succession and how it will impact the country. This article explores some of these concerns and how they might play out in the future. It also offers suggestions on how you can get involved should you want to do something to support North Korea’s citizens.
The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was hit by a series of gigantic missiles on Wednesday night. But Kim Jong-Un was not just using his weapons.
Wednesday night saw Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean capital of Pyongyang hit by a series of giant missiles. But despite the obvious display of military might, there are still concerns that the young leader’s daughter may be taking over in his absence.
Kim Jong-Un has been ruling North Korea since his father’s death in 2011, but rumours have consistently circulated that he is not fully in control. This was most notably demonstrated when he purged his uncle and chief advisor last year, a move which some analysts interpreted as an attempt to cement power behind his own daughter.
It remains to be seen what, if any, role Kim Jong-Un’s daughter will play in the future of North Korea – but her presence raises succession concerns.
She has made five public appearances in less than three months, and this is the fifth.
Kim Jong Un’s youngest daughter, Kim Yo Jong, has made five public appearances in less than three months, and this is the fifth. The first appearance was at a performance of the Moranbong Band at the May Day Stadium on April 15th. She was also present during the celebration of the 105th birthday of her father on April 17th and during his visit to Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum on May 14th. Kim Yo Jong also attended a military parade in Pyongyang on March 1st and met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on March 18th. In response to these appearances, some are raising succession concerns about Kim Yo Jong’s role in North Korea. Some have suggested that she may be grooming herself to take over as leader should her father die or step down, while others say that she is simply showing support for her father. However, no one really knows what Kim Yo Jong’s exact role is or what it could be in the future.
However, the young Kim appears to have increased in stature with each appearance.
However, the young Kim appears to have increased in stature with each appearance. This year’s spring summer collection showed she has taken on a more mature look, with tailored suits and skirts that flatter her curvier figure.
Rumors are circulating that Kim is grooming her daughter to take over as leader of North Korea when her time comes. Her apparent confidence is a sign that she is prepared for the role, and could help to stabilize the regime should anything happen to her father.
The language used to describe the young Ms. Kim is a further intriguing development.
According to officials in North Korea, the use of a new language for Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, is further evidence that she is taking on a more prominent role in her brother’s government. The language used to describe the young Ms. Kim is a form of Korean called Chosun Ilbo, which is rarely heard outside of Pyongyang. Some experts say that this development could mean that she is being groomed to take over as North Korea’s leader one day.
Since becoming part of the North Korean leadership team last year, Ms. Kim has been given a number of high-profile positions, including leading an delegation to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Her presence at the event raised some concerns about who would succeed her brother if she died or was overthrown. It now appears that she may be grooming her daughter, Sol Kyong Hui, to take on a leadership role in North Korea when she eventually retires.