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unification, ministry, border

Two opposing views of “North Korean Defectors’ Day” in North Korea

News of South Korea's establishment of a "North Korean Defectors' Day" has spread to North Korea. North Korean authorities have made no official comment...
south korean government

N. Korean overseas worker welcomes new S. Korean holiday for defectors

The South Korean government recently decided to designate July 14 as “North Korean Defectors’ Day.” Minister of Unification Kim Yung-ho announced that the day...
missile, provocations

Ten questions on North Korea with Daily NK President Lee Kwang Baek

This year has seen a wide range of developments in North Korean affairs. From a major shift in North Korea's unification policy to a...
north korea, director, film, dprk, actors, actresses

An interview with Jeong Haneul, the director of “Two Soldiers”

“Do you know what the Supreme Commander said? A soldier’s fundamental duty is to devote his youth to his fatherland and to be loyal...
trade, border, china, trading

One N. Korean trader’s perspective on the reopening of trade

The North Korean economy has continued to decline since the outbreak of COVID-19. According to key North Korean economic indicators for 2023 released by...

North Korean farmer shares his hopes for the New Year

At the 9th Plenary Session of the 8th Party Central Committee in December, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized rural housing construction, rural...
commodity prices broker

Two N. Koreans near the border with China share their wishes for the New...

At the Ninth Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listed indicators...
North Korean women in Dandong sojourn

North Korean defectors in China talk about their hardscrabble lives

Some personal horror stories of North Korean defectors who have spent years in China living a socially isolated life in appalling conditions have been...
prisoners, prison, jail, imprisonment, punishment, camps, camp

N. Korean defector talks about experience in holding center for forced returnees (Part 2)

Lee Young-joo, a defector, was forcibly repatriated twice and detained in Ministry of State Security-run holding centers in Onsong and Sinuiju before finally making...

N. Korean defector talks about experience in holding center for forced returnees

Recently, a large number of North Korean defectors in China were forcibly repatriated and are currently being detained in Ministry of State Security (MSS)-operated...

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