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NK workers avoiding international sanctions while working in China 
Date : July 9, 2019
North Korean workers avoiding international sanctions while working in ChinaOnly six months remain before workers from North Korea must return home in accordance with UN …
UMG releases survey on NK media landscape 
Date : July 9, 2019
UMG releases 200-person survey on North Korea’s shifting media landscapeSince gaining power in 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has strengthened the country’s crac…
NK seeks self-sufficiency through technological development 
Date : July 4, 2019
North Korea seeks self-sufficiency through technological developmentFollowing the failure of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, the regime is adhering to a strategy of …
China move to arrest NK overstaying their visas 
Date : July 4, 2019
Chinese authorities move to arrest North Koreans overstaying their visasNorth Koreans who overstay their visas while visiting relatives in China became targets for arrest…
NK seeks self-sufficiency through technological development 
Date : June 30, 2019
North Korea seeks self-sufficiency through technological developmentFollowing the failure of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, the regime is adhering to a strategy of …
Delays for planting season due to water shortages 
Date : June 30, 2019
Delays for planting season due to water shortagesChronic water shortages are causing delays for the planting season in North Korea. Droughts have led to diminishing water…
Random passersby forced to work on farms in North Korea 
Date : June 30, 2019
Random passersby forced to work on farms in North KoreaNorth Korea’s severe drought has led to a myriad of agricultural issues and the country is now in the midst of a …
Estimated 10% of Pyongsong families face food shortages 
Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated 10% of Pyongsong families face food shortagesDespite mid-June being the most active period for North Korea’s agricultural season, many North Korean farmers are…
Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officials 
Date : June 13, 2019
Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officialsThree North Koreans working as brokers for defectors were arrested on charges of human trafficking by North …
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seeds 
Date : June 13, 2019
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seedsA farmer at a potato farm in Ryanggang Province was recently sent to a forced labor camp for stealing see…
NK customs officials demand bribes from traders 
Date : May 31, 2019
North Korean customs officials continue to demand bribes from tradersThe continuing international sanctions on North Korea are causing difficulties for the country’s tra…
Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality 
Date : May 28, 2019
Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality in North KoreaProduction has been halted at Namjon Mine, which is operated by South Pyongan Province’s Kaechon Mining E…
North Korean trader in China in precarious situation 
Date : May 27, 2019
North Korean trader in China expresses concerns about his own precarious situationNorth Korean workers in China facing visa denials or restrictions on their sojourn perio…
Residents concerned about shoddy construction practices 
Date : May 27, 2019
Residents concerned about shoddy construction practices for new housesConstruction began on a series of single-story stone houses in Samjiyon County earlier this month, b…
Child labor continues in NK construction projects 
Date : May 27, 2019
Child labor continues in North Korea’s state construction projectsNorth Koreans have long avoided being pulled into construction work in Samjiyon County due to the const…
 
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