Daily NK in the News (January 2020)

January 2020: International News Citation Highlights

38TH NORTH

Jan. 8: Can Science and Technology Be a Silver Bullet for the North Korean Economy?

“…two days before the official announcement, Daily NK reported the departure of Jang was due to a lack of progress in meeting state research policies.”

THE DIPLOMAT

Jan. 13: China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors

“…A source in China told Seoul-based online newspaper Daily NK that Beijing had strengthened its efforts to crack down on North Korea defectors flocking to China.”

PEOPLE.COM

Jan. 9: North Korean Mother Might Be Jailed for Saving Kids Instead of Kim Portraits in Fire: Report

“…The unidentified woman is currently under investigation by the Ministry of State Security (MSS) for the Dec. 30 incident, according to Daily NK, a news outlet based in South Korea…”

GREENHOUSE GROWER

Jan. 29: Food Shortage in North Korea? Greenhouse Vegetables to the Rescue

“…According to recent reports from the Daily NK, the country is seeking to overcome food shortages by expanding its greenhouse vegetable and fruit production…”

NORTH KOREAN ECONOMY WATCH

Jan. 17: Did North Korea really see its best harvest “on record last year?

“…Note also that outlets such as Daily NK have reported that the government has taken predatory measures against grain trade as a result of…”

FLORAL DAILY 

Jan. 17: North Korea’s 2020 flower calendar omits propaganda flowers

“February and April are usually accompanied by Kimjongilias, Kimilsuingias, or yellow rhododendrons from Mount Paektu, but none of these are anywhere to be seen in this year’s calendar,” a source told Daily NK…”

DAILY STAR

Jan. 21: Inside North Korea luxury spa resort built at command of Kim Jong-un

“…Daily NK, an online newspaper based in neighbouring South Korea, said the Wonsan and Yangdok projects had caused rising discontent in the military, who were being roped into construction…”

END – January 2020 International News Citation Highlights

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