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North Korean border guards continue to shoot people who cross into buffer zone

Border guard troops reportedly shot to death a local resident near the Sino-North Korean border in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, earlier this month after...
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North Korean-Chinese joint ventures still suffering from severe financial hardships

A year after North Korea closed its borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19, joint ventures between North Korea and China in the border...
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Hyesan, Samjiyon under lockdown following smuggling incidents

North Korean authorities have reportedly placed the cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province under yet another lockdown. The measure is a response...
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USD-KPW exchange rate begins climbing amid hopes for restart in trade

After plummeting to new lows right after the Eighth Party Congress, the USD-KPW exchange rate has begun climbing as hopes grow that trade will...
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Ten rounds of ammunition go missing at border patrol unit in Onsong County

The North Korean border patrol declared an "emergency situation" after 10 rounds of ammunition went missing during the middle of last month from a...

Several defection attempts and smuggling operations occurred during the party congress period

Several defection attempts and smuggling operations occurred near the Sino-North Korean border in North Pyongan Province during the Eighth Party Congress, Daily NK has...
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Border guard falls through ice while attempting to cross river with lover

In Musan County, North Hamgyong Province, a border guard recently stepped onto a frozen river to defect when the ice collapsed. He sank into...
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North Korean border guards shoot individual crossing over Sino-North Korean border

There was a shooting incident in the Sino-North Korean border region of Yanggang Province, the same place where an armed soldier recently defected across...
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North Korea declares start of “special security period” in Sino-North Korean border region

North Korea recently declared the start of a "special security period" in the Sino-North Korean border region in the runup to the Eighth Party...
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North Korean soldier defects with weapon and ammo across Sino-North Korean border

A North Korean soldier deployed to the Sino-North Korean border as part of efforts to seal the border against COVID-19 recently defected across the...

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