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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…
Farmers proactively engaging in “manure battle” 
Date : January 27, 2019
Farmers in South Pyongan Province proactively engaging in “manure battle”The North Korean government has again ordered its citizens to engage in a “battle for manure.…
Seven crushed to death in mine accident 
Date : January 24, 2019
Seven crushed to death in North Korea mine accidentSeven miners were recently killed in an incident at the Kumdok Mining Complex, North Korea’s largest site for producin…
Miners handed severe punishment for absenteeism 
Date : January 23, 2019
Miners handed severe punishment for absenteeismThe North Korean authorities have recently handed down sentences of forced labor to Musan Mine workers who have not shown u…
Swamped with “state-sponsored tasks” 
Date : January 23, 2019
North Koreans swamped with “state-sponsored tasks” in the new yearNorth Korean residents are feeling the burden of mandatory participation in labor mobilizations ordere…
Smuggling spikes following Kim’s China visit 
Date : January 18, 2019
Smuggling in Sino-North Korean border region spikes following Kim Jong Un’s China visitSmuggling in the Sino-North Korean border region has peaked following Kim Jong Un…
Inmate executed for murdering guard 
Date : January 18, 2019
Inmate executed for murdering guard at Jongori Correctional Labor CampAn inmate at Hoeryong Jongori Correctional Labor camp was reportedly executed by firing squad for mu…
NK security agents infiltrate churches in China to cozy up to SK 
Date : January 12, 2019
North Korean state security agents infiltrate churches in China to cozy up to South KoreansSome members of North Korea’s secret police, the Ministry of State Security (M…
State orders farmers to supply more food to the military 
Date : January 12, 2019
State orders farmers to supply more food to the militaryThe North Korean authorities have ordered collective farms to supply all of the planned food quotas to the militar…
 
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