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Ryanggang Province accelerates disease control efforts

North Korean public health officials are making serious efforts to improve disease control procedures at hospitals in Ryanggang Province as the country faces a...
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N. Koreans hurting economically due to border shutdown

North Koreans are complaining that their government's shutdown of trade over the Sino-North Korean border due to fears over the Wuhan coronovirus is causing...
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Why did N. Korea relocate its National Defense University?

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hyun entitled "North Korea's Secret Stories."  In the early 2000s, students...
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Kim Kyong Hui and Kim Jong Un’s tottering hold on power

On Jan. 25, Kim Kyong Hui, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s paternal aunt (and Kim Jong Il's sister), appeared publicly for the first...
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N. Korea shuts down Sinuiju Port amid coronavirus fears

North Korean authorities have suspended the entry and exit of freight ships at Sinuiju Port due to fears over the spread of the Wuhan...
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Key North Korean officials in China recalled home

North Korea recalled some of its key officials based in China back to North Korea in late January and they are currently being quarantined...
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N. Korean coal mines face dearth of managers to run them

North Korean party officials are refusing appointments to some of the country’s coal mines because of falling productivity and profits due to international sanctions...
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N. Korean farmers increasingly renting out idle land

Farms in the mountainous inland areas of South Pyongan Province are increasingly renting out idle land left unused because of farm worker shortages, Daily...
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N. Korea tightens border to prevent coronavirus outbreak

As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen in China, North Korea has reportedly ordered military units guarding the 1,400 kilometer-long Sino-North Korean border...
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Cheating on college entrance exams – North Korean-style

The parents of North Korean students continue to use illicit means to obtain test questions appearing on college entrance exams to ensure their kids...

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