A Chosun Workers’ Party Central Committee
secretary affiliated with Musan Mine was dismissed after being caught with 1kg
of “ice” [crystal methampheta..
With a spike in cases of border security
guards abetting escapes into China from North Korea, Pyongyang is reportedly
coercing consent from guards that delineate harsher p..
desperate efforts to cut off any potential threats from the Ebola virus, plans
are underway to open its borders to foreign tourists again come
Leftover scraps from meals enjoyed by Party
cadres, the donju, and others in the upper socioeconomic class of North Korea
are circulating in the markets as a popular form..
North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security [MPS] has recently proclaimed and put into action a policy of stringent penalization
for traffic violations, dolling out harsh p..
North Koreans are now banned from fishing
near the Russian border, according to announcements based on decrees from North
Korean Central Party and the Ministry of People’s..
Sources in North Korea report that despite last year’s
disappointing rice harvest, the market price of rice has continued to remain
stable. Unlike previous years, where pri..
Special rations in time for Kim Jong Il’s birthday [Feb.16] celebrations were not handed out this year in North Korea, although crackers
and sweets did make their way to chi..
North Koreans have been celebrating the
Lunar New Year holiday as one of the most important of the year for more than two decades, but the turn of the
calendar this year s..
In mid-November 2014 in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, a woman in her 50s considered part of the donju
[new affluent middle class] was publicly executed for “gambling and..