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January 26, 2022

Despite unpopularity among the people, North Korea may issue more cash vouchers this year

North Korean authorities have given the cash vouchers (donpyo) issued last year a positive evaluation, and despite their unpopularity among many North Koreans it...

N. Korea’s freight train service across border will depend on handling capacity of Uiju’s...

Speculation about the restart of regular train service between China and North Korea has been sparked by the recent movement of freight trains across...

Arrival of N. Korean train in Dandong sparks speculation over opening of border to...

Daily NK has acquired photos and video of a North Korean freight train that recently arrived in China, two years after the closure of...
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North Korea likely to keep China-North Korea border generally closed into 2022

North Korean authorities have recently been signaling a change in the tenor of their quarantine policies, leading to speculation that they may open the...
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State-run food shops may be helping to stabilize N. Korean grain prices

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasizing a “complete” solution to the nation’s food problems during the recent Fourth Plenary Meeting of the...

Candidates for North Korean leadership bodyguard unit must be four centimeters taller than last...

Daily NK recently obtained an original copy of the standards for selecting members of so-called “Unit 974,” the bodyguard unit tasked with protecting North...
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North Korea expected to severely punish two people for explosion at Chongjin factory last...

North Korea is expected to severely punish two individuals after finding that an explosion at Chongjin Chemical and Textile Factory last year was no...

N. Korea wrangled with the question of whether to attend the Winter Olympics

North Korea made the decision not to attend the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Beijing just 10 days before informing their Chinese counterparts, Daily...
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Yanggang Province declares January “month of intensive crackdowns on illegal behavior”

The party committee of Yanggang Province convened 2022's first meeting of its Committee for Guiding Socialistic Legal Life, which declared January a month for...
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Factory workers in North Pyongan Province munitions factory punished for pilfering scrap metal

North Korean authorities recently punished a gang that was caught pilfering scrap metal from a munitions factory. The crew — employees at the factory...

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