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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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Sources: Rice in food distributions is from outside of North Korea

North Korean authorities recently provided rice to government cadres and their families, but multiple sources inside the country say the rice originated from outside...

North Korea claims to have developed device to prevent myopia in children

North Korean media recently claimed that the country has developed an alarm device for eyesight protection as part of efforts to prevent myopia in...
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North Korea supplies second round of provisions to families facing food shortages

Daily NK learned Tuesday that North Korean authorities issued a second round of food provisions to food-short households in border regions of Yanggang and...
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Trading company officials in N. Hamgyong Province arrested for making and smuggling drugs

North Korean authorities have reportedly arrested workers at the Unha General Trading Company branch in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, for allegedly manufacturing and...
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North Korea’s forced rural relocation schemes sometimes lead to heartbreak

Young people in North Korea continue to suffer heartbreak and other losses as the authorities encourage them to “volunteer” to live in rural agricultural...
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North Korean schools will go on vacation in August

North Korea’s education ministry recently issued orders regarding this year’s summer vacation during a virtual meeting with the education departments of the nation’s 13...

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