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Taedonggang Pig Farm

North Korea falters in efforts to prevent ASF spreading

African swine fever (ASF) has now spread throughout South Pyongan Province and while the North Korean authorities are trying to prevent its further spread,...
Pyongyangites with electric bikes and scooters

Young North Koreans spend big on electric bikes and smartphones

Electric bicycles and smartphones are expensive in North Korea, but high prices have not stymied the popularity of these items among the country’s youth. “These...
Cultivated land in North Korea along the border with China

North Korean army receives improved seeds to increase soybean oil yield

The North Korean authorities are prioritizing the production of soybean oil for cooking needs at military bases and have provided seeds from a new...

North Korea Market Prices Update: July 9, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of July 9, 2019. Data: Daily NK
North Korean workers entering a store in Dandong, China

North Korean workers in China engaging in “buying spree”

North Korean laborers in China are reportedly buying and sending large quantities of goods back home. Due to international sanctions, many are required to...

North Korea’s Sunghori Cement Factory facing shutdown

North Korea's chronic electricity shortages have led to the shutdown of the Sunghori Cement Factory located just outside Pyongyang. “The factory has not been operational...
Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansudae Hill

North Korean state security officials ordered to contribute 500 USD to government “loyalty” fund

North Korean authorities have recently ordered all Ministry of State Security (MSS) officials to provide 500 USD each to the regime’s “loyalty fund.” Some...
North Korean women workers at the customs office in Dandong

North Korean workers avoiding international sanctions while working in China

Only six months remain before workers from North Korea must return home in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2397. Most North Koreans working...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province

Elderly couple in North Korea lose their home after making call to China

An elderly couple living in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, was arrested by North Korean officials for placing an international call through China’s telecommunications network, North...
North Koreans peruse cell phones on offer

Some North Koreans turn to iPhones to avoid government surveillance

Apple iPhones are being used by some North Korean citizens to avoid government monitoring of their text messages and voice calls, according to local...

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