June 17, 2021

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Expert roundup: Is North Korea trying to look ‘normal’ through new Party rules?

Experts weigh in on meaning of first secretary position, views on unification and erasure of Kim family names

The rules of North Korea’s Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Party are among the most important codifications in the country, showing the overall direction of the Party on domestic and foreign affairs — and they were recently revised after five years.

NK Pro obtained the full text of the documents and has provided partial excerpts and translations of the most noteworthy revisions.