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August 20, 2019

North Korean soldiers working on farms ordered to maintain combat readiness

As tensions have risen on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s recent missile launches, North Korean soldiers mobilized to work on farms near...

North Korean smugglers self-inspect to avoid punishment by authorities

Smugglers have started inspecting their own goods to be sent across the border into China, North Korean sources report. The behavior is arising due to...
North Korean merchants sell goods on the fringes of a market in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province in October 2018

Rise in North Koreans defecting for economic reasons

There is an increasing number of North Koreans who are defecting from the country for economic reasons, according to sources inside the country. While North...
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...

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