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International sanctions not a concern for market vendors 
Date : August 21, 2019
International sanctions not a concern for some market vendors in North KoreaNorth Korea’s markets continue to face stagnation despite a steady stream of market goers and…
Kimchi factory under construction in Hyesan 
Date : August 20, 2019
New kimchi factory under construction in HyesanA food factory producing kimchi year-round is being built in the North Korean city of Hyesan, located in Ryanggang Province…
North Koreans using mobile matchmaking services 
Date : August 20, 2019
North Koreans using mobile matchmaking servicesMatchmaking services can now be accessed by North Korean cell phone users seeking romance. Usage fees for the service are p…
Work cards issued to strengthen farm mobilizations 
Date : August 20, 2019
Work cards issued to strengthen monitoring of farm mobilizations in North KoreaThe North Korean authorities have begun issuing “work cards” to confirm whether individua…
Electricity shortages blamed for rising price of popular comfort food 
Date : August 13, 2019
Electricity shortages blamed for rising price of popular North Korean comfort foodThe price of corn noodle soup, a popular dish among North Korea’s working class, has ri…
Sanctions lead to continued stagnation 
Date : August 13, 2019
Sanctions lead to continued stagnation of North Korea’s marketsInternational sanctions have led to a rising number of empty stalls appearing in local markets and fewer c…
Soldier dies while trying to steal construction materials 
Date : August 10, 2019
Soldier dies while trying to steal construction materials for Kim Jong Un villaA soldier stationed in North Pyongan Province who attempted to steal construction materials…
SK rice for sale in NK markets 
Date : August 10, 2019
South Korean rice for sale in North Korea’s markets as inspections easeRice labeled with South Korea as the place of origin is being openly sold in North Korea’s market…
NK turn to WeChat for videos 
Date : August 10, 2019
North Koreans turn to WeChat for videos and cross-border communicationIn North Korea’s border areas, the WeChat app is gaining popularity through word-of-mouth as a way …
NK launches investigation into leak 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korea launches investigation into sensitive leak by state security officialThe North Korean authorities have issued an emergency directive to a border unit of the c…
NK wholesaler of SK electronics under investigation 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korean wholesaler of South Korean electronics under investigationSources in North Korea report that a wholesaler who sold a large quantity of electronic goods made …
NK officials punished for corruption 
Date : July 30, 2019
North Korean officials punished for corruptionSeveral party cadres have been punished for corruption in North Korea’s South Pyongan Province, according to sources in Nor…
Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad, poor conditions 
Date : July 24, 2019
North Korea’s Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad plagued with poor conditions, accidents Accidents continue to plague a new railroad connecting Ryanggang Province’s cities o…
Border guards steal food from house in China 
Date : July 24, 2019
North Korean border guards steal food from house in ChinaTwo soldiers from North Korea’s border patrol were arrested for stealing food from a house in China earlier this…
Private childcare services on the rise 
Date : July 24, 2019
Private childcare services on the rise in North KoreaPrivate childcare facilities in North Korea for working parents are on the rise, a North Korean source recently repor…
 
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