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North Korean merchants sell goods on the fringes of a market in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province in October 2018

Sanctions hit North Korea’s South Pyongan Province hard

Indications continue to suggest that international sanctions on North Korea have led to stagnation of the economy throughout the country. The signs of economic...
An abandoned factory in Jilin Province scheduled to re-open and employ North Korean labor

North Korean workers continue to face sojourn restrictions in China

China has implemented measures to restrict the sojourn periods of North Koreans in the country following the US-North Korean summit in Hanoi. This has...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an inspection of the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province in October 2018

North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seeds

A farmer at a potato farm in Ryanggang Province was recently sent to a forced labor camp for stealing seeds meant for planting, a...
October 2018 photo of North Korean porter in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Some families in North Korea face starvation due to international sanctions, sources say

An increasing number of families are facing starvation as food shortages in North Korea’s agricultural regions continue to worsen, sources in North Korea say....
Musan County, North Hamgyong Province

Massive international market plans for Musan cancelled following Hanoi summit failure

The North Korean authorities were planning to construct a massive “international market” in North Hamgyong Province earlier in the year, but the failure of...
Kumya Youth Coal Mine in North Korea

Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality in North Korea

Production has been halted at Namjon Mine, which is operated by South Pyongan Province’s Kaechon Mining Enterprise, following an incident in early April involving...

North Korean government responsible for food shortages

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) recently expressed concerns that North Korea is facing its most severe food...
North Korean women at the customs office in Dandong in mid-February 2019

North Korean trader in China expresses concerns about his own precarious situation

North Korean workers in China facing visa denials or restrictions on their sojourn periods are being forced to return home, according to an affected...
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi last month

How to read the coverage of “complete denuclearization” in North Korea’s international media

North Korea released articles outlining its official stance on March 12 and 13 following its silence after the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. On...
North Korean workers

What do North Koreans think will happen with the denuclearization process and international sanctions...

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are scheduled to hold their second nuclear summit in Vietnam on February 27....

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