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September 17, 2021

New details revealed about North Korea’s recent naming of Pak Jong Chon to key...

Daily NK has learned new details behind North Korea’s recent naming of Pak Jong Chon to key positions of power along with the replacements...
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Lecture held for officials in charge of constructing border wall in Yanggang Province

Yanggang Province's party committee recently held a lecture for officials in charge of constructing concrete walls and high-voltage wires along the Sino-North Korean border....

Nine Hoeryong residents arrested and tried for using foreign mobile phones

In late August, North Korean authorities publicly tried users of illegal foreign-made mobile phones in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province. According to a Daily NK source...
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North Korea once again imports refined oil from China

North Korea has once again imported refined oil from China, Daily NK has learned. Amongst themselves, officials in North Korea are saying that imports...

North Korea’s Kumsong 121 recently employed social media to launch a cyber attack

The North Korean hacker group Kumsong 121 recently launched a cyber attack using social media. Computer and mobile phone users should be wary as...
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North Korea’s disappearing supply of soybean oil

Imported foodstuffs have grown even more scarce in North Korean markets with the continued closure of the Sino-North Korean border.  With even ordinary foodstuffs such...
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Ministry of Social Security officer in Hyesan arrested for colluding with remittance broker

A Ministry of Social Security officer working at Hyesan Station, in Yanggang Province, was recently sent to a political prison camp for colluding with...
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North Korean district office heads join crackdown on grasshopper merchants

With North Korean police, inminban (people’s unit) heads and even district office chiefs recently joining a crackdown on streetside commerce, conflicts with local residents...
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Group of youth in Tanchon arrested after singing and dancing to South Korean music

A group of young people in Tanchon who gathered to prepare for Youth Day (Aug. 28) were arrested by the Ministry of State Security...
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Hyesan officials intensify crackdowns on street vendors

Personnel from Yanggang Province’s Ministry of Social Security are engaged in a frenzied crackdown against street vendors, arresting any they encounter. A source in Yanggang...

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