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Cases of theft spike in North Korea’s markets during the kimchi-making season

The kimchi-making season is now in full-throttle and there are reports that spring onions, chili peppers, sesame seeds, and other ingredients required for making...

Kim Jong Un orders deployment of joint inspection team to border region

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dispatched a joint inspection team to the Sino-North Korean border area to investigate and implement measures to...

Japanese products most popular in North Korea’s markets

Many North Koreans widely prefer Japanese products over goods manufactured in China. Although South Korean goods such as electronics, clothes and cosmetics are steadily...

North Korea spent $2M on surveillance and wiretapping equipment in May

The North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in May, local sources have reported. “The authorities bought new...

North Korea hands down order for navy to adopt “battle-readiness posture”

An order signed by Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un was handed down to the Naval Command on November 12 for the navy to adopt...

New 4D theater constructed in Hyesan

When a South Korean delegation visiting North Korea to commemorate the October 4 Declaration put on special glasses at a 4D movie theater at...

North Korea Market Prices Update: November 27, 2018

All prices shown in KPW and current as of November 27, 2018. Data: Daily NK

Increasing risk for traders making phones calls to China

The North Korean authorities have installed additional mobile phone surveillance stations along the Sino-North Korean border to track calls between North Koreans and cross-border...

Malnourishment rife in many North Korea’s orphanages

Despite Kim Jong Un’s proclaimed "love for children" and efforts by the government to expand and reform the country’s child care facilities, there are...

North Korea showcases first smart house

Competing brands for IoT-enabled speakers such as Kakao Mini and GIGA have been garnering a lot of attention in South Korea recently. In the...

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