November 30, 2022
Analysis

Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show

North Korean leader typically seen in luxury European and Japanese rides, though Chinese cars ubiquitous across country

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have used a customized Chinese bus to observe and track a series of missile launches this year, according to NK News analysis of images published in state media. 

Kim has used at least two different buses since 2019 that feature a large office chair, desks and an array of TV screens to track missile data. NK News confirmed the newer one, which first appeared in January this year, is a coach made by the Jiangsu-based Higer brand.