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August 20, 2019

‘Danger Zones’ Seek to Stop ‘Anti-State Crimes’

Certain areas bordering China in Yangkang Province have been labeled “danger zones” as the latest effort by the North Korean authorities to beef up surveillance and...

Anxiety Accompanies Border Security Boost

North Korea is boosting security along the border with China and holding public meetings denouncing Jang Sung Taek amidst large-scale purges of Jang’s former...
October 2018 photo of North Korean porter in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Shrinking profits for North Korean porters in Ryanggang Province

North Koreans in Ryanggang Province who earn their living transporting goods by handcart are facing declining sources of revenue, according to sources inside the...

North Korea’s Fiscal Sovereignty Collapsing

An inside source reports that popular dependence on foreign currencies for trading continues in spite of last year’s currency redenomination, to the extent that...

19 Repatriated to Face Torture

It has come to light that 19 defectors arrested by China’s Public Security Bureau in Shenyang in September were repatriated to North Korea in...

North Korea Threatens Domestic Annihilation

Changchun, China -- A North Korean inside source has relayed news that the North Korean authorities, as the June 25th commemoration of the Korean...

Defectors choose suicide over arrest and repatriation

There have been several reported cases where North Koreans attempting to defect to China have committed suicide after being arrested by North Korean border...

North Eyeing Education System Reform

North Korea is reportedly planning to restructure its education system via the upcoming Supreme People’s Assembly session, bringing in an eleven-year system of mandatory...

Car washing services popular among ‘donju’

As more affluent households known as donju in North Korea purchase automobiles, car washes that are equipped with imported cleaning equipment and hand wash services are...

Orders to create ‘festive atmosphere’ for Kim’s birthday irk residents

As North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un enters his 5th year in power, North Korea’s state-run enterprises reportedly celebrated his birthday with performances and gatherings. On...

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