Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: APKim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: AP
Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: AP

Why Kim Jong-un’s sister is putting the pressure on South Korea

  • Kim Yo-jong pressed Seoul to rein in defector activists sending leaflets across the border, demonstrating her increased influence within North Korean leadership
  • Her growing status has fuelled speculation she could succeed her brother, particularly after he was unsighted in state media for several weeks in April
Topic |   North Korea
Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: APKim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: AP
Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo: AP
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