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Ideological examination after ambassador’s defection 
Date : March 29, 2019
North Korean diplomats undergo ideological examination after ambassador’s defectionThe North Korean government has recalled diplomats and their families living abroad af…
Smartphone helps NK avoid surveillance 
Date : March 22, 2019
Smartphone app helps North Koreans avoid state surveillance efforts by the North Korean authorities to monitor and track North Korean residents to prevent them from …
Surveillance cameras installed at entire Sino-NK border region 
Date : March 18, 2019
Surveillance cameras installed to cover entire Sino-North Korean border regionThe North Korean authorities have completed the installation of surveillance cameras along t…
Regime squeezes NK workers in China for funds 
Date : March 12, 2019
Regime squeezes North Korean workers in China for fundsThe North Korean authorities are pressuring North Korean laborers in China to contribute more funds to underwrite l…
Fishing industry gets boost from private investment 
Date : March 12, 2019
North Korea’s fishing industry gets boost from private investmentThe number of de facto private enterprises thriving in North Korea’s nascent market economy continues t…
Elite inspection team to crack down on corruption in North Korea 
Date : February 25, 2019
Elite inspection team to crack down on corruption in North KoreaAn inspection team from the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)’s Central Inspection Committee has been deploy…
Security tightens across NK ahead of summit, elections 
Date : February 25, 2019
Security tightens across North Korea ahead of summit, electionsNorth Korea has designated a special security period ahead of elections to the country’s rubber stamp parl…
NK watch live SK TV broadcasts in Sinuiju 
Date : February 19, 2019
North Koreans watch live South Korean TV broadcasts in SinuijuAmidst reports that South Korean dramas and movies are spreading throughout North Korea, the country’s youn…
Private restaurants ordered to contribute 1 ton of rice to the state 
Date : February 19, 2019
De facto private restaurants in North Korea ordered to contribute one ton of rice to the stateThe North Korean authorities have recently handed down an order to de facto …
Public rally shames distributors of illegal foreign media in North Korea 
Date : February 18, 2019
Public rally shames distributors of illegal foreign media in North KoreaA rare public rally held to shame those accused of watching or distributing illegal videos was hel…
Musan Mine workers enter the smuggling trade 
Date : February 14, 2019
Musan Mine workers enter the smuggling tradeIt is becoming increasingly common for North Korean miners employed at the Musan Mine to pay fees in order to skip work, local…
North Korea faces declining birth rates and student numbers 
Date : February 11, 2019
North Korea faces declining birth rates and student numbersAs the birth rate in North Korea continues to decline, some elementary schools in the country are merging with …
State-run factories languish 
Date : February 7, 2019
State-run factories in Pyongsong languish as private investors cash inNorth Korea’s nouveau riche, in Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, are reported to be actively inve…
Lectures on U.S. lifestyle “colonization” of South Korea, documents reveal 
Date : January 30, 2019
North Korean authorities give lectures on U.S. lifestyle “colonization” of South Korea, documents revealLecture materials handed out to Workers’ Party of Korea (WKP) d…
NK build nascent fintech infrastructure with “mobile money” 
Date : January 30, 2019
North Koreans build nascent fintech infrastructure with “mobile money”Amidst reports that North Korea’s mobile subscriber base has recently surpassed 6 million, a serv…
 
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