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Sinuiju shut down 
Date : February 27, 2020
N. Korea shuts down transit in and out of SinuijuNorth Korean authorities in Sinuiju have shut down transit in and out of the city presumably as part of efforts to preven…
One died of COVID-19 infection-like symptoms 
Date : February 26, 2020
N. Korean man dies of COVID-19 infection-like symptomsSome North Koreans living in North Pyongan Province suspect that the government is covering up the death of a man wh…
Rice sellers raking it in thanks to skyrocketing prices 
Date : February 26, 2020
N. Korean rice sellers raking it in thanks to skyrocketing pricesThe rise of North Korean rice prices have led to massive profits for rice wholesalers who acquired rice f…
Face masks to leaders in the “top 1%” 
Date : February 25, 2020
N. Korea provides face masks to leaders in the “top 1%”North Korea is providing domestically-manufactured face masks made out of cloth to high-level government official…
NK workers confined to dormitories in China 
Date : February 24, 2020
N. Korean workers confined to dormitories in ChinaNorth Korean workers at factories and restaurants in China have become confined to their dormitories as the Chinese gove…
NK orchestrates lower prices for soybean oil 
Date : February 24, 2020
N. Korean state orchestrates lower prices for soybean oil, sugarState interventions in the market has led to price drops for some commodities in North Korea’s local mark…
Kim orders vigilance to prevent avian flu outbreak 
Date : February 24, 2020
Kim Jong Un orders more vigilance to prevent avian flu outbreakNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered his government to strengthen disease control measures to p…
NK border guards arrested for smuggling on border 
Date : February 21, 2020
N. Korean border guards arrested for smuggling on borderTwo North Korean border guards were arrested after smuggling goods over the Sino-North Korean border in Ryanggang …
NK begins enforcing price controls in local markets 
Date : February 21, 2020
N. Korea begins enforcing price controls in local marketsNorth Korean authorities have begun enforcing price controls after commodity prices spiked following the closure …
N. Korean farmers increasingly renting out idle land 
Date : February 4, 2020
N. Korean farmers increasingly renting out idle landFarms in the mountainous inland areas of South Pyongan Province are increasingly renting out idle land left unused bec…
N. Korean coal mines face dearth of managers to run them 
Date : February 4, 2020
N. Korean coal mines face dearth of managers to run themNorth Korean party officials are refusing appointments to some of the country’s coal mines because of falling pro…
N. Korea presses for unrealistic increases in farm production 
Date : January 30, 2020
N. Korea presses for unrealistic increases in farm productionAmid North Korea’s calls for increased food production following the designation of agriculture as the “maj…
North Korea is dispatching workers back to China 
Date : January 30, 2020
North Korea is dispatching workers back to ChinaMany North Koreans working in China returned to their country at the end of last year in accordance with a UN-mandated rep…
NK quarantines suspected coronavirus cases in Sinuiju 
Date : January 28, 2020
N. Korea quarantines suspected coronavirus cases in SinuijuFollowing the broadcast of a North Korean health ministry official discussing the symptoms of the Wuhan coronav…
NK military cracks down on “anti-socialist” activity 
Date : January 21, 2020
N. Korea’s military cracks down on “anti-socialist” activityThe North Korean military’s internal politburo, the General Political Bureau (GPB), launched a campaign on…
 
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