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September 17, 2019
Sino-North Korean relations

China and North Korea align efforts to check the US

While negotiations with the US have been in deadlock, North Korea and China have grown closer. In addition to official visits including Chinese Foreign...
Youth

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

SNAPSHOTS Grandiose Youth Day Celebrations Despite Economic Troubles  North Korean officials ordered that grand celebrations be held for this year’s Youth Day (August 28th), a national...
Teachers

Teachers’ rally sparks hope for change in North Korea’s education system 

The North Korean government has announced through the Rodong Sinmun and other state-run media that a rally will be held to discuss ‘transformation of...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

SNAPSHOTS The Sweetening of North Korea’s Snack Industry Even as recently as the early 2000s, there were very few North Korean confections that were sweet. Consumers...

Military couple faces corruption charges for illegal taxi business in Pyongyang 

A military officer and his wife are under a corruption investigation for operating an illegal taxi business in Pyongyang, Daily NK learned from multiple...
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Government prices for blueberries fall, leading farmers to hoard

Parts of Ryanggang Province are at the height of the blueberry picking season, but farmers are voicing concerns because blueberry prices have fallen dramatically...
View from Paju

Body of suspected North Korean set to receive burial in South Korea

The North Korean government has failed to respond to a proposal to return the body of an individual thought to be from North Korea...
Residents wait to see detained family members at a Ministry of State Security office in a border region of North Korea

Intensifying crackdown on Christians in the Sino-DPRK border region

Editor’s comment: In the past, Pyongyang was a city with a significant Christian population, and was even referred to as the “Jerusalem of the...

International sanctions not a concern for some market vendors in North Korea

North Korea’s markets continue to face stagnation despite a steady stream of market goers and products being sold. Market vendors, however, say that sales...
A Survey on the North Korean Media Environment and North Korean Exposure to Foreign Media

UMG releases 200-person survey on North Korea’s shifting media landscape

Since gaining power in 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has strengthened the country's crackdowns on “foreign information.” Recently, however, the Unification Media...

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