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Kim Yo-Jong
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Politician
    (September 26, 1987- )
    Born in Pyongyang, North Korea
    Youngest child of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il
    Sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un
    First Deputy Director of the Publicity and Information Department (2014-19)
    Appointed First Deputy Director of the United Front Department (December 31, 2019)
    Named an alternated member of the Politburo (2017)
    Elected to the Supreme People’s Assembly (2019)
    South Korean intelligence thinks she was born in 1987, while US intelligence opts for 1989.
    Her main role at the Publicity and Information Department was developing her brother’s cult of personality.
    She is suspected of having ordered the destruction of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office (2020), which had been built two years earlier as a symbol of reconciliation between North and South Korea.
    She compared South Korea to a ‘frightened dog barking’ after the government in Seoul protested a live-fire military exercise by the North (2020)
    When South Korea’s foreign minister was skeptical about North Korean claims of having no coronavirus cases, she replied, ‘We will never forget her words and she might have to pay dearly for it.’
    She is on the US Treasury Department’s list of North Korean officials subject to economic sanctions for human rights abuses.
    She became close to her brother when they were both students at a Swiss boarding school.
    She became the first member of the Kim dynasty to visit South Korea when she attended the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang (2018).
    She is rumored to have been the de facto ruler of the country when her brother was laid up during a couple of health crises.

Credit: C. Fishel


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