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North Korea Initiates "Emergency Trade System" to Tackle Food Shortage Amidst Sa... 
Date : October 19, 2023
North Korea Initiates "Emergency Trade System" to Tackle Food Shortage Amidst SanctionsIn a new development, North Korea’s Ministry of External Economic Relations has is…
North Korea Tightens State Control Over Economy and Suppresses Private Entrepren... 
Date : September 24, 2023
North Korea Tightens State Control Over Economy and Suppresses Private EntrepreneurshipIn early August, the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a proclamatio…
The regime prevents news of frequent suicides from spreading 
Date : July 17, 2023
The regime prevents news of frequent suicides from spreadingSuicides and starvation deaths continue to rise in North Korea due to dire conditions, with many citizens reso…
Fed up with corruption 
Date : July 17, 2023
Fed up with corruptionNorth Korean citizens are increasingly protesting against and in some cases, physically attacking police officers due to widespread corruption and p…
Government crackdown makes smoking a drag for women 
Date : July 17, 2023
Government crackdown makes smoking a drag for womenDespite North Korea's cultural norm where men smoking is common and women smoking is frowned upon, more women are start…
Workers can’t go to work due to malnutrition 
Date : May 26, 2023
Workers can’t go to work due to malnutritionThe ongoing "barley hump" period in North Korea, marked by food shortages, is having a severe impact on provincial cities, in…
The Pyongyang Cultural Language Protection Act calls for execution of violators 
Date : May 26, 2023
The Pyongyang Cultural Language Protection Act calls for execution of violatorsNorth Korea has enacted a law known as the "Pyongyang Cultural Language Protection Act," wh…
North Korea cracks down on bribery in prisons 
Date : May 26, 2023
North Korea cracks down on bribery in prisonsAccording to former inmates in North Korea, the government is cracking down on prison officials who accept bribes from wealth…
Teens Arrested for Watching South Korean Films 
Date : May 3, 2023
North Korean Teens Arrested for Watching South Korean Films Amid CrackdownsTwo teenage brothers in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, were arrested by an anti-socialist and…
Rumors of Customs Reopening Boost KPW-RMB Exchange Rate 
Date : May 3, 2023
Rumors of Customs Reopening Boost KPW-RMB Exchange Rate in North KoreaThe North Korean won (KPW) to Chinese yuan (RMB) exchange rate has been on the rise in Hoeryong, Nor…
Rumors of Hyesan Customs House Reopening Fuel Hope 
Date : May 3, 2023
Rumors of Hyesan Customs House Reopening Fuel Hope for Resumption of Trade in Yanggang ProvinceRumors are circulating once again that Hyesan Customs House in Yanggang Pro…
Crackdowns on Seafood Wholesalers Intensify 
Date : May 3, 2023
Crackdowns on Seafood Wholesalers Intensify Amid Resurgence of Trade in North Pyongan ProvinceAs the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and business picks up for seafood wholesale…
Imminent Reopening of Sino-NK Road Route Set to Revitalize Trade 
Date : May 3, 2023
Imminent Reopening of Sino-NK Road Route Set to Revitalize Trade The reopening of road traffic between Sinuiju and Dandong, the largest route for human traffic betwe…
N. Korean government orders Rason to speed up transformation into tourist zone 
Date : April 12, 2023
N. Korean government orders Rason to speed up transformation into tourist zoneNorth Korean authorities have ordered the Rason Free Economic Zone to eliminate all agricult…
Samsu County officials jail elderly man for causing disturbance at police statio... 
Date : April 12, 2023
Samsu County officials jail elderly man for causing disturbance at police stationA man in his 60s was jailed in Samsu County, North Korea, for causing a disturbance at a …
 
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