Jang Song-thaek

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This is a Korean name; the faimily name is Jang.

Jang Song-thaek
장성택
Vice Chairman o the
National Defence Commission
In office
7 Juin 2010 – 8 December 2013
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Precedit biKim Yong-chun
Succeedit biChoe Ryong-hae
Chairman o the State Pheesical Cultur an Sport Guidance Commission
In office
4 November 2012 – 8 December 2013
PremierPak Pong-ju
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-un
Precedit biOffice established
Succeedit biChoe Ryong-hae
Chief o the Central Admeenistrative Depairtment o Wirkers' Pairty
In office
± 11 October 2007 – 8 December 2013
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Precedit biOffice established
Succeedit biKim Ki-nam
Personal details
Born22 Januar 1946(1946-01-22)
Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, Soviet Korea
Dee'd12 December 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 67)
Pyongyang, Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea
Cause o daithExecution
Poleetical pairtyWirkers' Pairty o Korea
(expelled 2013)[1]
Spoose(s)Kim Kyong-hui
BairnsJang Kum-song
Relatives
Jang Song-thaek
Chosŏn'gŭl
장성택
Hancha
Revised RomanisationJang Seong-taek
McCune–ReischauerChang Sŏng-t'aek

Jang Song-thaek (Korean: [tɕaŋ sʌŋ.tʰɛk]; an aw romanized as Jang Sung-taek, Chang Sŏng-t'aek an ither variations; Januar or Februar 1946[2] – 12 December 2013) wis a leadin feegur in the govrenment o North Korea.

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  1. "N. Korean media confirm leader's uncle Jang Song Thaek ousted", upi.com, 8 December 2013; accessed 13 December 2013.
  2. Jang's exact birthdate is unclear. The North Korea Strategic Information Service Centre reports his birthdate as 22 Januar 1946 (see "Volume 2: Jang Song Thaek's background and his estimated power". Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-19.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unkent (link), North Korea Strategic Information Service Center, 12 December 2013.) Cheong Seong Chang o the Sejong Institute an aw cites the same date. Cheong Seong Chang, The Rise and Rise of Mr. Jang, DailyNK, 7 February 2013. An Apryle 2013 report frae the offeecial Korean Central News Agency an aw cites 22 Januar 1946 date. Brief History of Member of Presidium, Members and Alternate Members of Political Bureau of C.C. Archived 25 Juin 2013[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine., WPK Elected to Fill Vacancies, Korean Central News Agency, 11 Apryle 2012. Houiver "until KCNA published an official biography upon his election to NDC Vice Chairman in June 2010, Chang's birthday has been reported as 2 February 1946 and 6 February 1946". Jang Song Taek, North Korean Leadership Watch.