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North Korea urges factory workers to use banking services

The North Korean authorities are making it mandatory for factory workers to use banking services, including bank accounts and bank cards, as part of...

China in talks with N. Korea about providing raw materials and...

China plans to provide raw materials and food to North Korea through a loan, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a high-ranking...

Kangwon Province ordered to speed up development of Mount Kumgang tourism...

Kangwon Province has been ordered by the North Korean cabinet to speed up the development of the Mount Kumgang tourism area, Daily NK has...

Three young North Koreans share their views on dating and marriage

Editor's Note: In Sep. 2021, North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly adopted the “Youth Education Guarantee Act,” one of the “big three” oppressive laws passed...

Health problems plague a growing number of female farmers in N....

An increasing number of female farmers in North Korea are unable to work due to health problems, Daily NK has learned. "When a farm in...

N. Korea’s shortage of scrap metal highlights its inefficient economic system

Kim Jong Un's ambitious 20x10 regional development plan is already running into problems. In addition to the shortage of common materials such as cement...

N. Korea calls for industries to be better dispersed throughout country

North Korea's government recently issued an order to the provinces calling for industries currently concentrated in Pyongyang and major cities to be better dispersed...

North Korea moves to promote closer relations with China

The North Korean authorities recently issued a directive through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare concrete proposals to promote closer cooperation with China,...

N. Korea collects funds from people to fund regional development projects

North Korea is pushing ahead with a plan to build factories in the provinces under its "20x10 regional development policy." As part of this,...

N. Korea’s recent firings of officials are excessive

North Korea is moving forward with an excessive level of personnel changes in a push to achieve state-led projects. On Mar. 8, a source inside...

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