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Frozen Tumen River Leads to Increased Border Patrols 
Date : January 11, 2013
North Hamkyung province, which makes up some of the Sino-North Korea border, is under virtual curfew, a Daily NK source has reported. The regime's security forces, whi…
US Delegation Visits Computer Lab 
Date : January 9, 2013
Chosun Ilbo has reported that the US delegation visiting North Korea this week were allowed rare access to a computer lab. The trip, described as humanitarian in int…
Smart Phones Come to North Korea 
Date : January 9, 2013
Smart Phones are predicted to become popular in North Korea after the release of the “Eumsong-patgi,” North Korea’s first commercially available smart phone. The phone…
Citizens Undergoing Questioning on Kim Jong Eun’s New Year’s Address 
Date : January 9, 2013
The intentions behind Kim Jong Eun’s New Year’s speech have been widely debated in the press. Unfortunately, for North Korean citizens, the speech has become a burden a…
North Korean Children are Underweight 
Date : January 7, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported on the 5th that 28% of North Korean children under the age of 5 have growth problems and 15% are underweight.According to a preliminary repor…
Kim Jong Eun's Birthday used to Strengthen Power 
Date : January 7, 2013
Kim Jong Eun's birthday has been the focus of solidifying his grip on power, Yonhap News has reported.The birthdays of the Kim ruling dynasty have usually been a time …
Rice Prices Continue to Rise 
Date : January 7, 2013
The Daily NK has reported that rice prices in North Korea have increased again due to inflation because of the mourning period for Kim Jong Il's death.Kim Jong Il's…
Border Guards Kill Two Traffickers 
Date : January 4, 2013
The Daily NK has reported on two Chinese human traffickers that were killed by two North Korean border guards in December. The killings took place on the Chinese-North…
Choi Ryong Hae is Second-in-command in North Korea 
Date : January 4, 2013
According to the Munhwa Ilbo, Choi Ryong Hae, the director of the KPA General Political Department, seems to have taken on the responsibility of second-in-command in …
North Korea Strengthened Punishment for Defectors 
Date : January 3, 2013
According to Yonhap News on the 2nd, the North Korean regime revised the criminal code for punishing defectors by adding fines in 2009. The information reported by Yonha…
North Korea, Money Trumps Songbun 
Date : January 2, 2013
Associated Press have reported the news that North Korea's hierarchical origin system, 'Songbun,' seems to be changing because of wealth gained through trade.North Ko…
Tightening of Border Security Decreases Defections 
Date : January 2, 2013
The latest figures for the number of defectors defecting to the South in the past year have shown a rapid decrease in comparison to the previous year, the Unificatio…
A Secret Religious Service in North Korea 
Date : January 2, 2013
Yesterday, TV Chosun broadcasted a video which shows a secret religious service in North Korea. The 65-minute video was recorded by a North Korea mission organizati…
Korean Wave in North Korea 
Date : January 2, 2013
The Chosun Ilbo and TV Chosun have recently obtained a video which shows how the Korean Wave is being smuggled in to North Korea. According to the video, a defector brok…
Stateless North Korean Children Bill Passed 
Date : January 2, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at protecting the welfare of ‘stateless’ North Korean children, Yonhap News has reported. The bill, the…
 
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