January 25, 2021

Kim Yo Jong reappears in state media following month-and-a-half-long absence

Reports of her April demotion from Politburo likely still true, analyst says

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a prominent official in her own right, reappeared in state media coverage released on Tuesday following an over-month-long absence.

In coverage that comes amid speculation she had been demoted from her position on the ruling party's politburo in the wake of February's failed DPRK-U.S. summit, Kim appeared alongside her brother at the opening of the new "mass games" propaganda event Monday night.