Kim Jung-un, chairman of the Korean Labor Party, attends a political affairs conference of the Party Central Committee in Pyongyang, North Korea. Provided by Korea Central Communications (KCNA) (photographed on April 11, 2020, provided on 12th). (c) AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

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[AFP = Current affairs]North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, chairman of the Korean Labor Party, has not appeared in public for more than two weeks. There are even reports that Kim is incapacitated or has died, according to reports that he had undergone a cardiovascular surgery without attending a politically important ceremony.

Both South Korea and the United States have neglected such speculation, but the North Korean state-run media only sends a message in the name of Mr. Kim, and there is no concrete evidence of the trend.

What will happen to Kim ’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung, who is said to be the father of the founding of North Korea, will continue to succeed the Kim administration for three generations if Mr.

How does the world know Mr. Jeon’s death?

In the past, if the supreme leader of North Korea died, the first sign would be a special broadcast on national television. If the female announcer is dressed in black, it is probable that Mr. Jong-un has died.

Ri Chun-Hee is a female announcer who has been reporting important events in North Korea for decades. The death of Kim Il Sung in 1994 and the death of Kim Jong-Il in 2011 was reported by Lee wearing black clothes.

■ Will the gold administration continue?

The official country name of North Korea is “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, but it is not a republic in reality, but the Kin clan has ruled since the founding of the country in 1948.

The Korean Labor Party said that the first Supreme Leader, Mr. Kim Il Sung, led an anti-Japanese armed struggle on the Korean Peninsula during the Japanese rule, and the United Nations led the United Nations during the Korean War era (Korean War). It claims the legitimacy of the gold administration on the basis of leading the battle with the military.

The Korean Labor Party’s control extends to every corner of society, and it is unlikely that some kind of public uprising will occur if Kim dies.

■ What is the battle for successors?

Mr. Kim Jong Un is said to have three children, but the second child is known only as a daughter. In any case, the three children are too young to become successors.

Kim Yo-Jong, the sister’s sister and closest counselor, is the first deputy director of the Korean Labor Party and is currently the most present member of the Kim family. There are no female leaders in feudal North Korean society.

My brother-in-law, Kim Jong-Nam, was assassinated in 2017 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, with her nerve agent applied to her face. Most analysts believe the incident was a North Korean killing.

On the other hand, his brother Kim Jong-Chul is known to be a fan of British musician Eric Clapton, and has no political ambition. ing.

Mr. Jong-un’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, has a more public presence than his predecessor, Mrs. Supreme, and will be the first lady in 2018. The title of “Ms.” was added.

Kim Pyong Il, the late brother of the late General Secretary Kim Jong Il and his uncle’s uncle, was a North Korean ambassador in Eastern European countries for many years, but since he was recalled from the Czech Republic where he was stationed last year. , I haven’t heard anything until now.

■ What is the possibility of a successor other than the Kin family?

It is not reported that Mr. Jong-un has appointed his successor, but it is officially recognized as No. 2 as a member of the political bureau, which is the decision-making body of the Korean Labor Party, and is a permanent member of the Supreme People’s Assembly (equivalent to the Diet). It is Choe Ryong Hae, who is also the chairman.

He has a powerful power and may have become a relative of the Kin family due to marriage. Although it has not been confirmed whether Mr. Yoon’s younger sister, Mr. Jong-un, is married, Korean media reported in the past that his husband was Choi Yonghae, as an anonymous source. is there.

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