Kim Jong-un's Sister Resumes Public Appearances

  • By Kim Myong-song

    September 10, 2018 10:22

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong appeared in public for the first time in three months. The last time she was seen out and about was three months ago during the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore in June.

    On Saturday, she welcomed Li Zhanshu, chairman of China's National People's Congress, at Pyongyang's Sunan Airport. The third-highest ranking Chinese official was in Pyongyang to attend a massive parade the following day marking the North's 70th founding anniversary.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong (left) shakes hands with visiting Chinese official Li Zhanshu in Pyongyang in this video grab from [North] Korean Central TV on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, North Korean top officials pledged allegiance to Kim Jong-un at a founding day ceremony on Sunday. Kim also promoted 46 military officers, a relatively large number for such an event, in an apparent move to win the loyalty of the unruly armed forces.

    Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where his father and grandfather lie embalmed, with top officials for the first time since 2012, according to the North's official Korean Central News Agency. 

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