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June 26, 2018

Corporate autonomy expands under Kim Jong Un’s strategy

Kim Jong Un provides on-the-spot guidance at the Pyongyang Bag Factory, his first public activity in 2017 as published by the party-run Rodong Sinmun...

North Korean business developments reflect focus on ‘customer needs’

The Kwangbok Area Shopping Center. Image taken from a blog authored by 'shanlu,' a Chinese netizenResearch has found that the North Korean economy has...

Interests of major powers intersect on Korean Peninsula again

Kim Jong Un shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 27 after a luncheon at the Yangyuanzhai Garden at the Diaoyutai State...

Ri Sol Ju, Kim Yo Jong leading a new era of women in government...

Ri Sol Ju, the wife of Kim Jong Un, appeared in a prominent political capacity at a Chinese art troupe performance held on April 14...

Less emphasis on nuclear development, but no mention of denuclearization either

North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump Picture = Yonhap News AgencyThe words "nuclear development" have not been mentioned in any...

Shifting definition of private ownership reflects economic change in North Korea

The perception of ownership in North Korea is changing. Although initially restricted to individual consumption, the changes in perspective are now spreading wider into...

North Korea breaks out of diplomatic isolation and scores a win

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju greet Chinese President Xi Jinping. Image: China Central Television (CCTV). Following North Korean...

Kim’s message to Trump with Xi meeting: We have China’s support

Various photos of Kim Jong Un's visit to China to meet Xi Jinping were released in North Korea's Party-run publication Rodong Sinmun. Images: Rodong SinmunKim...

Finding a role for China in the North Korean peace process

Xi Jinping meets with South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui Yong in Beijing on March 12. Image: Yonhap News AgencyWith the recent announcement...

No mention of denuclearization in North Korea’s state media – Why?

On March 6, North Korea's Party-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper published this photo, featuring leader Kim Jong Un walking with Moon Jae-inĄŊs special delegation from...

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