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Cutting down tree in “slogan tree” 
Date : September 23, 2019
Miner jailed for cutting down tree in “slogan tree” zoneA North Korean man who felled a tree in an area designated for slogan-inscribed trees in August has been sentenc…
Human trafficking increases on border 
Date : September 18, 2019
Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border Human trafficking of North Korean defector women has been rising recently, with victims being sold to businesses runn…
Soldiers dispatched to uranium mine 
Date : September 18, 2019
Soldiers dispatched to Pyongsan uranium mineNorth Korea has recently dispatched soldiers who finished their mandatory service periods to a uranium mine in Pyongsan, North…
New gas stations putting private sellers out of business 
Date : September 16, 2019
New gas stations putting private sellers out of business At least four state-owned gas stations are operating in the Ryanggang Province city of Hyesan and two additi…
Teenager fights pine nut farm guards 
Date : September 16, 2019
Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards…
Ryanggang deemed to have the most illegal border crossers 
Date : August 29, 2019
North Korea’s Ryanggang Province deemed to have the most “illegal border crossers” Lectures were recently held for local residents in Ryanggang Province after the…
Orphan at boarding school dies from exhaustion, malnutrition 
Date : August 28, 2019
Orphan at North Korean boarding school dies from exhaustion, malnutritionAs part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s efforts to show his “love for the people,” the re…
Authorities in North Hamgyong blamed for electrocutions 
Date : August 24, 2019
Authorities in North Hamgyong Province blamed for electrocutionsA number of electrical transmission poles have recently collapsed in North Korea due to torrential rain, r…
Forced mobilization of residents continues at Samjiyon project site 
Date : August 23, 2019
Forced mobilization of North Korean residents continues at Samjiyon project siteDaily NK sources have again reported that the North Korean authorities are forcibly mobili…
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…
 
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