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Musan Mine operating at less than half of full capacity 
Date : March 14, 2020
Sources: Musan Mine operating at less than half of full capacityThe continued closure of the Sino-North Korean border has led to a near shutdown of Musan Mine, North Kore…
NK has released some people from quarantine 
Date : March 12, 2020
Sources: N. Korea has released some people from quarantineDaily NK sources in Ryanggang Province have confirmed North Korean state media reports that some of the North Ko…
The rise of the technocrats 
Date : March 12, 2020
The rise of the technocrats: Kim Yong Hwan and Ri Tae IlThe recent appointment of two Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) officials to senior posts in Pyongyang and Ryanggang …
NK refuses repatriation of defectors in Dandong 
Date : March 5, 2020
N. Korea refuses repatriation of defectors imprisoned in DandongNorth Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) has refused the repatriation of North Korean defectors cur…
NK threatens use of weapons at the border 
Date : March 5, 2020
N. Korea threatens use of weapons to control border with ChinaNorth Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) recently sent an official complaint to Chinese authorities c…
Enlistees face tougher road to becoming soldiers 
Date : March 2, 2020
N. Korean enlistees face tougher road to becoming soldiersFaced with concerns over the novel coronavirus, North Korea’s military has toughened the hurdles new recruits n…
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 …
 
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