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In N. Korea’s crackdown on remittance brokers, freedom has a price

North Korea strictly cracks down on remittances, but remittance brokers often secure their release with substantial bribes, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of...

N. Korea’s mobilized youth are abandoning workplaces in droves

A growing number of North Korean youths who were forced by the North's authorities to "volunteer" for hardship jobs are abandoning their workplaces and...

N. Korean schools start summer vacation early due to hot weather

North Korean elementary schools began summer vacation on July 1 due to the hot weather, Daily NK has learned. "All primary schools in Sinuiju have...

N. Korea’s private business grows amid systematic extortion

North Korean administrative agencies are increasingly permitting private business activities, while simultaneously exploiting these businesses through systematic extortion. A Daily NK source in North Pyongan...

North Korean and Chinese traders explore new smuggling routes amid rising...

North Korean and Chinese traders operating in Sinuiju and Dandong are working to open a new sea-based smuggling route to circumvent international sanctions and...

N. Korean women’s union promotes superiority of socialist system

The North Korean Socialist Women's Union of Korea recently held lectures highlighting the supposed superiority of their socialist system, contrasting it with hardships in...

N. Korea exploits foreign visitors by applying its “official exchange rate”...

North Korea is exploiting foreign visitors by applying an artificially high official exchange rate, likely to compensate for the regime's foreign currency shortage. A Chinese...

New food factory in N. Pyongan Province spurs discontent

People in North Pyongan Province's Gujang County are upset after hearing that a new food factory will be built in the area, Daily NK...

N. Korea completes almost 70% of rice transplanting as of early...

Amid the travails of a chronic food shortage, North Korea has identified increasing grain production as its top economic priority for the year and...

N. Koreans prefer to produce electronics rather than wigs, false eyelashes

North Korea's exports of artificial hair products, including wigs and false eyelashes, are setting new records, but North Koreans prefer to work with electronics...

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