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July 8, 2020

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N. Korea’s new Chollyong 201 phone was made in China

A Daily NK investigation into the serial numbers of the latest “Chollyong 201” mobile phone released by North Korea at the beginning of this...
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N. Korea cracks down on illegal housing transactions

North Korean authorities have recently taken issue with rampant real estate transactions, calling for crackdowns and stronger controls on the buying and selling of...

N. Korea orders hospitals to manufacture their own medicines

North Korea is attempting to resolve a dire shortage of medicines by ordering hospitals to begin manufacturing their own medications, Daily NK has learned.  “At...
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N. Korean propaganda lectures focus on anti-South Korean rhetoric

North Korean authorities have been conducting propaganda lectures for citizens to promote North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent decision to defer plans for...

N. Korea cracks down on illegal registration of vehicles

North Korea has recently begun to crack down on people who have illegally registered their vehicles, Daily NK has learned.  “In line with the increasing...

Chinese authorities use 5G-powered equipment to crack down on smuggling

China is ramping up crackdowns on smuggling across the Sino-North Korean border, Daily NK has learned.  “A Chinese smuggler was caught by Chinese border guards...
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12 shellfish harvesters die in North Pyongan Province

Twelve shellfish harvesters recently drowned in Chulsan County, North Pyongan Province, Daily NK has learned.  The deaths came as companies in the province are turning...
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Classroom doors at N. Korean schools “sealed shut”

North Korea’s education authorities have taken the unprecedented step of locking the doors to school classrooms and affixing them with “paper seals” amid efforts...
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Defector families face resentment in the border region

North Korea’s recent efforts to promote anti-defector sentiment are having some effect in the Sino-North Korean border area, Daily NK has learned.  “Because of the...
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Man accused of leaking state secrets sent to political prisoner camp

A North Korean man who made frequent international calls near the Sino-North Korean border with a Chinese mobile phone was recently arrested and sent...