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$2M on surveillance and wiretapping equipment 
Date : December 11, 2018
North Korea spent $2M on surveillance and wiretapping equipment in MayThe North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in …
Reinforced joint inspection team to border region 
Date : December 11, 2018
Kim Jong Un orders deployment of joint inspection team to border regionNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dispatched a joint inspection team to the Sino-North Korean bor…
North Korean defectors in China repatriated 
Date : December 2, 2018
Several North Korean defectors have recently been arrested in Dandong, China, by Chinese police and repatriated back to North Korea, according to sources close to the mat…
North Koreans face bitter cold with firewood ban 
Date : December 2, 2018
The North Korean regime is cracking down on the use of firewood in conjunction with ongoing reforestation efforts. Although there is high demand for firewood in the marke…
Malnourishment rife in many North Korea’s orphanages 
Date : December 2, 2018
Despite Kim Jong Un’s proclaimed “love for children” and efforts by the government to expand and reform the country’s child care facilities, there are still children …
Increasing risk for traders making phones calls to China 
Date : December 2, 2018
The North Korean authorities have installed additional mobile phone surveillance stations along the Sino-North Korean border to track calls between North Koreans and cros…
Families with defector relatives facing heavy surveillance 
Date : November 6, 2018
Families with defector relatives facing heavy surveillanceThe North Korean authorities are strengthening their efforts to monitor some families of defectors as hopes rise…
Pyongyang resident shares feelings on inter-Korean relations 
Date : November 1, 2018
Pyongyang resident shares feelings on inter-Korean relationsThe citizens of Pyongyang enthusiastically welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae In during his visit to the…
NK broker arrested in Onsong 
Date : October 30, 2018
North Korean broker and accomplices arrested in OnsongA North Korean broker helping North Koreans attempting to defect, along with North Korean border guards who received…
University students mobilized to Hyesan-Samjiyon train tracks 
Date : October 30, 2018
University students ordered to help manage Hyesan-Samjiyon train tracksFrequent visits to Samjiyon County by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to check on the area’s moder…
NK restrict electric bike due to concerns over power supply 
Date : October 25, 2018
North Korean authorities restrict electric bike usage in some areas due to concerns over power supplyThe North Korean authorities in some areas of the country are crackin…
Allure of SK products continues to undermine crackdowns 
Date : October 22, 2018
Allure of South Korean products continues to undermine crackdownsDespite continued crackdowns by the North Korean authorities, South Korean products, including clothes, c…
On-year tuber crop yield holding steady 
Date : October 22, 2018
On-year tuber crop yield holding steadyWith collective farms in Mundok County, South Pyongan Province reporting an overall 5% decrease in crop yield from the previous yea…
NK document emphasizes self-sufficiency 
Date : October 22, 2018
North Korean training document emphasizes self-sufficiencyThe North Korean authorities reportedly held ideological training for all Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) members…
Increase in manufactured products driving domestic growth 
Date : September 30, 2018
Increase in North Korea-manufactured products driving domestic growthNorth Korea can now produce a considerable amount of food and light industrial products. This is the …
 
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