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N. Korean thieves targeting car parts sentenced to 14 years

Four thieves who allegedly stole and sold car parts were recently sentenced to 14 years hard labor, highlighting North Korea's efforts to combat a...

Elite N. Korean military construction unit probed for corruption

Soldiers part of an elite military construction unit recently came under investigation for performing interior renovations at private homes for profit, Daily NK learned...

Public-private partnership implements new elite train service

A North Korean “affluent train” is being operated for use by the country’s elite, including donju (the nouveau riche) and senior government officials. A...

Pyongsong’s nouveau rich seek fortunes elsewhere

The ownership, construction, and sale of housing in North Korea has become largely governed by market forces. The official policy of state ownership of...

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