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Reflections on tourism in Vietnam and North Korea

There were a few simple reasons why I chose to visit Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi for my summer vacation. Flights and accommodation were...

[Photos] Heat wave, sanctions bring increased hardship to Sino-North Korea border

Daily NK traveled to the Sino-North Korea border region in July to investigate whether international sanctions and the heatwave gripping the country are having...

North Korean laborers abroad under increased scrutiny

Surveillance over North Korean laborers dispatched abroad has increased in recent weeks. “At a factory in Tumen, China, North Korean laborers are completely confined...

Staff at North Korean consulates in China rotated out

Staff at some of North Korea’s consulates in China have been replaced, report sources close to the matter. “Most of the diplomatic staff, including the...

MSS agents fine Chinese nationals for infractions to earn money

North Korean Ministry of State Security (MSS) agents have been ramping up the issuance of monetary fines for Chinese business people and drivers in...

Divergent opinions between US and North Korea on declaring end to...

The declaration of the end of the Korean War has become a central issue in talks between the US and North Korea following US...

Marketization key to North Korea’s future prosperity

The North Korean economy has a number of unusual characteristics. Estimates on the average income level of an ordinary North Korean are a paltry...

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