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June 27, 2019

North Koreans on Sino-North Korean border share views on Xi visit

North Koreans all over the country are sharing their opinions about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to North Korea as state TV and...
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...

Locals criticize new dam construction in North Korea

Government plans to build a mid-sized hydroelectric power plant in Kimjongsuk County, Ryanggang Province, to address the area’s electricity problems. The local population is...
Kim Jong Un at Kwisong Saltern in 2016

North Korea’s salt production industry facing difficulties

Shoddy construction at the saltworks in South Pyongan Province, one of North Korea's largest, has meant that the facility has been undergoing continuous repairs...
Rice planting in North Korea

What is the extent of North Korea’s food shortage crisis?

International focus has turned to North Korea’s ongoing food crisis. The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published...

North Korean mother and daughter in abject poverty go missing

A mother and daughter reportedly went missing while picking plants in the mountains in Onsong County in mid-April. They may have been arrested by...
Korea International Travel Company notice to Chinese travel agencie

Tourists now required to pay upfront for North Korea’s mass games

The North Korean authorities have told Chinese travel agencies that tourists must first purchase tickets to attend group performances in the country before they...
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....
North Korean resident on his mobile phone in a provincial region of the country

Mobile rental business in North Korea thriving amidst crackdown on international calls

Residents of the Sino-North Korean border region in North Pyongan Province continue to face difficulties in sending payments and conducting smuggling activities due to...

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