Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.
DPRK leader’s sister stood next to him on viewing deck for the first time, a possible sign of her growing influence
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Kim Jong Un and other top officials admitted at party plenum events that annual construction goals had not been met
Pyongyang informs public of plans to skip the Beijing Winter Games, pledges support to China for successful event
Military parades common on past holidays as Kim Jong Il's February birthday to fall during Beijing Olympics
Pyongyang says Wednesday's missile test was successful and helped prove the reliability of a new fuel system
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Annual performance promotes pandemic measures, redemption for wayward youth and other propaganda lines for new year
Final report on party plenum delivers no message to US, focuses on rural development and economic issues
Event featured fireworks after midnight and concert full of songs about Kim Jong Un
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