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August 4, 2020
education colleges

N. Korea moves to merge education colleges nationwide

North Korea has begun merging education colleges throughout the country as part of an effort to reduce education-related expenditures, Daily NK has learned. The country's...
currency

Provinces ordered to increase number of stores accepting foreign currency

North Korean authorities recently issued an order to increase the number of stores accepting foreign currency operating nationwide in what appears to be an...
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Gold smuggler arrested on Sino-North Korean border

A North Korean smuggler attempting to move more than 50 kilograms of gold into China was recently arrested near the border along with two...
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N. Korean workers in China turn to home-based work to eke by

A lecture held for workers at a clothing factory in Jilin Province recently highlighted the poor economic situation in North Korea and encouraged them...
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N. Korea purchases “premium” construction materials from China

After grinding to a halt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are signs that trade between North Korea and China is slowly recovering,...
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N. Korean border guard kills Chinese national in late May

A Chinese man was shot and killed by a North Korean border guard while engaged in a smuggling operation across the Yalu River in...
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N. Korea prepares for October military parade training exercise

North Korea is taking steps to organize a training exercise for a military parade to be held on Oct. 10, Daily NK has learned. Oct....
dogs

N. Korea is buying up dogs to supply restaurants in Pyongyang

North Korean authorities are urgently trying to buy up dogs from several parts of the country for dog meat restaurants in Pyongyang, Daily NK...

N. Korea again highlights importance of “autonomy” to businesses

North Korean authorities recently ordered factories and other businesses to ensure they are implementing the country’s own “economic management system,” Daily NK has learned. “At...
train

N. Korean train ticket prices similar to pre-pandemic levels

Amid North Korea’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the country’s trains are still running and prices of train tickets on the black...

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