Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP
Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP
North Korea

Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un shielding his powerful sister from media attention?

  • Kim promoted a long-time official in his 60s, but his prominent sister Kim Yo-jong is not part of the ruling Workers’ Party politburo
  • However, she is still likely to wield power as she still remains a member of the broad central committee, analysts say

Topic |   North Korea
Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP
Kim Jong-un, with his sister Kim Yo-jong (right), signs a joint statement following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018. File Photo: AP
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