Kim Jong-un's Sister Has 2nd Child

  • By Jeong Woo-sang

    May 16, 2018 09:58

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister gave birth to a baby not long after she visited South Korea in February to attend the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

    Kim Yo-jong was already about eight months pregnant when she came to Seoul on Feb. 9. She is believed to have given birth before the inter-Korean summit on April 27, intelligence authorities here said.

    Kim Yo-jong during her visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February (left) and during the North Korea-China summit in Dalian on May 8

    During the summit the signs of her pregnancy were already gone and she wore tight-fitting clothes.

    She also accompanied her brother to a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Dalian on May 8-9.

    Intelligence authorities believe she had her first child in 2015. Her husband is thought to be the son of a low-ranking Workers Party official and a classmate of hers at Kim Il-sung University.

    The North Korea Strategic Information Service Center, a defector group, has identified him as U In-hak.

    Kim Yo-jong is increasingly playing the role of her brother's chief secretary, but it remains to be seen whether she will be by his side at the North Korea-U.S. summit in Singapore next month.

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