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July 20, 2019

Economic Sanctions Foreseeable after the Six-Party Talks

Few days before it resumed back to the six-party talks, the North Korean government declared national “mass involvement in rice planting.” According to defectors...

Wage of a Construction Worker in NK, Only Enough to Buy 2 kg of...

North Korean workers working for the construction Kiupso (state enterprises) receive monthly wage of 1,800 Won($0.9) and 476g of grain per day, only for...

Learn English to Shout “Drop Your Gun and Surrender”

Just as in South Korea, English is the most popular foreign language in North Korea. On January 1964, the Central Committee of the Worker’s...

“Tens of Thousands of Drug Addicts in Pyongyang”

It has been reported from inside North Korea that due to the recent rapid increase of drug addicts among the North Korean residents, “Drug...

Shaped clothes, straight leg pants in trend for women in the city of Sinuiju

North Korean trade merchant Kim Young Chun (anonymous, age 35), who has just come for business in Dandung, China, says about the city of...

“Residents Expelled for Kim Jong Il’s Safety”

Outcries of the residents around the newly constructing highway between Pyongyang and Hyangsan resonate but never reach far enough. They are from the people...

North Korea, First Trade Deficit with Yanbian in a Decade

In the first half of the year, North Korean trade deficit surpassed eleven million dollars (11,430,000 USD) in its trade with Yanbian Korean Autonomous...

“Mobile Phone Use in North Korea, Safer at Day than Night”

“Let’s talk only during the day,” says Mr. Kim, who arranges meetings (by searching) between people in North Korea and defectors in South Korea...

7 People Starved to Death at Bidan Island Embankment Construction

It was recently revealed that 8 members of the 6.3 Youth Storming Party died, 7 out of starvation and 1 in a fire in...

The World’s First Interview with a Current North Korean Soldier

On July 22, The DailyNK, for the first time in the world, obtained a video clip that contains an interview with a North Korean...

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