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Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Daily NK Snapshots are synopses of select articles from our Korean website. Snapshots provide a window into the Daily NK’s reporting—domestic news items that are...

Sources: N. Korean restaurants in China are slowly reopening

North Korean restaurants in China that had been shut down as a consequence of COVID-19 are now being reopened, Daily NK has learned.  Daily NK...
sinuiju port boat defect

N. Korean man sentenced to life in prison for attempted defection

On Mar. 23, a man in his 50s from Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, received a life sentence following his arrest on suspicion of attempting...
construction materials

N. Korean military trading companies set to smuggle in construction materials

North Korea has ordered military-run trading agencies to smuggle in construction materials needed for national projects set to be completed by Oct. 10, the...
friendship bridge

China conducts maintenance on Sino-North Korean Friendship Bridge

China conducted maintenance work on the Sino-North Korean Friendship Bridge in what may be preparations for the restart of Sino-North Korean trade, Daily NK...

Photos from Hyesan reveal the impact of disease control efforts

Two months have passed since North Korea shut down its borders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into the country from...
military parade

Sources: N. Korea planning largest military parade ever in October

North Korea is in preparations for the largest military parade in its history on Oct. 10, involving 23,000 soldiers, Daily NK has learned. Oct....
military farmland

Kim Jong Un tightens control over military-run farmland

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently issued an order to the military to review the status of farmland it manages and for the...
Supreme People's Assembly (SPA)

Supreme People’s Assembly reps to arrive in Pyongyang by Apr. 4, 5

Daily NK sources have reported that Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) representatives must arrive in Pyongyang between Apr. 4 and Apr. 5.  “These representatives have been...

Facing fuel oil shortages, cement factories modify production processes

North Korea has recently ordered cement factories to produce cement with technology and raw materials acquired domestically. “The authorities have been telling factories not to...

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