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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...

N. Korea increases number of guard posts in Hyesan

North Korea has added at least five new guard posts in Hyesan as part of broader efforts to crackdown on smuggling and the "leakage"...

Chinese authorities use 5G-powered equipment to crack down on smuggling

China is ramping up crackdowns on smuggling across the Sino-North Korean border, Daily NK has learned.  “A Chinese smuggler was caught by Chinese border guards...
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N. Korea focuses on ending ship-based smuggling on border

North Korean authorities recently ordered that ships travelling near the Sino-North Korean border must have a security official on board as part of efforts...
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N. Korea to install new surveillance cameras on Sino-NK border

North Korea recently purchased new surveillance cameras from China costing several million dollars, Daily NK has learned.  Given that new surveillance cameras were already installed...
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N. Koreans earn money through Chinese cell phone rentals

An increasing number of North Koreans in the Sino-North Korean border region are earning money through Chinese cell phone rental businesses, a source told...
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N. Korea to crack down even more on illegal activities in border region

North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) recently held a meeting of high-level officials where they were told to severely punish perpetrators of illegal...
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N. Korea to permit smuggling over parts of Sino-NK border

North Korean authorities have decided to permit smuggling activities across some portions of the Sino-North Korean border from mid-June on the condition that smugglers...
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North Pyongan Province border guards are being rotated out more frequently

North Korean border patrol units in North Pyongan Province are being rotated out more frequently as part of efforts to end cross-border smuggling and...
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N. Korean smuggler faces punishment after dash across border

A North Korean who smuggled in cooking oil from China was arrested and is now under quarantine at a medical center in Ryanggang Province,...

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