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North Korea Market Prices Update: June 26, 2018

All prices shown in KPW and current as of June 26, 2018. Data: Daily NK

State security agents weary of surveillance duties and lack of prospects

As the North Korean regime tightens its control over the population, there has reportedly been a gradual rise in discontent among Ministry of State...

Fear politics spreads with rumors of strengthening electronic surveillance

Agents from North Korea’s Ministry of State Security are releasing false information relating to the “strengthening of electronic surveillance equipment,” report sources in North...

North Koreans forcibly mobilized for dangerous state construction projects

Most employees at state-run companies in the mid-1990s were only laborers in name; they were technically unemployed because the state was not providing them...

North Korea executes army lieutenant general

Sources have reported that a ranking officer of the Korean People’s Army in Pyongyang was recently executed by firing squad on charges of abusing...

[Photos] North Korean authorities improve treatment of laborers at Wonsan-Kalma

The North Korean authorities have reportedly been improving the conditions for storm troops mobilized at the Wonsan-Kalma Shore Tourist Zone construction project by providing...

Downtown residents mobilized for final stretch of rice planting

Every year in May and June in North Korea, a nationwide “rice planting battle” is carried out. During this period, men and women of...

Pyongsong residence permits sell for 1,500 USD in North Korea

    One of the most significant barriers that separates the urban and rural areas in North Korea is the resident registration system. Every household in...

North Korean officials abuse power to secure retirement

Reports suggest that senior North Korean officials are engaging in a new method to ensure financial security following their retirement. The practice involves grooming...

North Korea’s mass gymnastics performances to resume after five years

On September 9, which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean regime, North Korea's mass gymnastics performances are resuming for...

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