August 16, 2022

Choe Ryong Hae loses KJU’s faith but retains importance: Expert

Frequent reshuffling shows that KJU holds firm grip on power, ROK expert says

Choe Ryong Hae has lost some of Kim Jong Un’s confidence due to his arrogance as Hwang Byong So advances into the Presidium of the Politburo, a South Korean expert said.

Still, based on his public appearances and mentions, Choe continues to retain some importance in the party, the Sejong Institute’s director of the unification strategy studies program Cheong Seong-chang said in an interview with Voice of America on Monday.