January 28, 2020

Hong Yong Chil: Third generation munitions industry leader
Little-known official may be being groomed for higher munitions industry position
During 2013, Kim Jong Un’s entourage for his on-site visits has consisted of a number of names and faces unfamiliar to many Pyongyang watchers. One such official is Hong Yong Chil, deputy director of the Korean Workers Party Machine-Building Industry Department. Hong is a key official in the daily management of the country’s production of arms and military supplies. He also has ties to Ryonha