N. Korea smuggles minerals to China in return for food

North Korea recently smuggled internationally sanctioned minerals to China and imported a large amount of food in return, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition...
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N. Korea conducts sweeping inspections of trading companies

The North Korean authorities have recently begun conducting sweeping inspections of trading companies, Daily NK has learned. The authorities are apparently seeking to establish...
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North Korea halts import of used cars from China

North Korea's smuggling of used cars from China in Yanggang Province's city of Hyesan has been put on hold since the start of June,...

N. Korea avoids using Sinuiju-Dandong trade route for exports

For strategic reasons, the North Korean government only imports goods in the Sinuiju-Dandong trade route, while using other routes to export goods to China....
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One N. Korean’s view of the ongoing crackdown on the China-North Korea border

After declaring April the "Month of Eradicating Illegal Behavior," North Korea's Ministry of State Security has begun cracking down on illegal behavior in the...
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S. Korean cosmetics find their way into North Pyongan Province

South Korean cosmetics are being secretly distributed in North Pyongan Province, Daily NK has learned. But some of the products in circulation are counterfeits...
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N. Korean importers complain about long inspection periods

North Korean importers are complaining that inspections of goods at Hyesan's customs house are taking too long, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of...
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Outlines of China-North Korea agreement on defector repatriation shared with N. Korean public

North Hamgyong Province's state security and police departments have been instructed by the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea to inform residents...
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N. Korean border guard and smuggler arrested for using Chinese cell phone

In mid-April, an inspection team from the central government arrested a border guard and smuggler on suspicion of using Chinese cell phones to communicate...
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N. Korea’s state security agency cracks down on corruption in offices along border

North Korea's Ministry of State Security has designated April as the "month of eliminating illegal activities" and is heavily monitoring state security departments along...

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