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October 28, 2021

North Korea’s efforts to raise birth rate seem to be failing to address root...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for new childcare policies in a recent policy speech before the Supreme People's Assembly, but this has...

Some regions of N. Korea sell rice and corn to population to mark Party...

The authorities in some regions of North Korea sold rice and corn to locals as “commemorative provisions” to mark the Party Foundation Day holiday...

Young children in N. Korea still being forced to fulfill “non-tax burdens” ahead of...

Young children are reportedly being tasked with “non-tax burdens,” ostensibly for winter preparations, in kindergartens in North Hamgyong Province. A source in North Hamgyong Province...

North Korea shortens language learning time in kindergartens

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently issued an order to reduce the study time of the North Korean language in kindergartens throughout the...
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Facing declining birthrates, N. Korea calls on provinces to better account for new mothers,...

North Korea’s Central Committee recently disseminated orders to each province to "practically implement model child-care policies" as the country faces a continued decline in...
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North Korea distributes food on the country’s foundation day

North Korean authorities distributed food to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the country on Sept. 9, but many people in areas...
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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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North Korean students mobilized to help out with flood relief during vacation

North Korean students may have gone on vacation as scheduled, but Daily NK has learned that rather than resting, students are instead being mobilized...

North Korea crafts new legal provisions to punish businesses that fail to regularly pay...

North Korea has reportedly crafted new legal provisions to punish people and businesses who fail to regularly pay their electrical bills. This suggests the...

North Hamgyong Province party committee convenes emergency meeting in mid-July to discuss childcare policies

Daily NK has learned that the provincial party committee of North Hamgyong Province convened an emergency meeting of cadres in mid-July to discuss the...

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