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Kaesong printing plant rebuked for 10-day news blackout

The Kaesong newspaper's printing plant is facing severe criticism after failing to print the paper for over ten days due to equipment failures and...

One N. Korean worker’s tale of exploitation and desperation in China

In the fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese middle manager approached Yong-hee (pseudonym), a North Korean worker in...

North Hamgyong Province miners criticized for wearing “anti-socialist” clothing

A coal mining complex in North Hamgyong Province held a lecture and ideological struggle meeting in mid-June to crack down on "anti-socialist" clothing and...

N. Koreans fork out bribes to get jobs at food processing...

As more North Koreans seek jobs at food processing plants, where food rations and wages are guaranteed, the cost of bribes for those jobs...

Chinese companies increasingly seek out cheap N. Korean labor

A growing number of Chinese companies are seeking cheap North Korean labor due to the recent rise in labor costs in China. In response,...

The tragic fate of N. Korean workers in Russia’s Sakhalin Island

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world in 2020, North Korean construction workers on Russia's Sakhalin Island were forced into endless, precarious efforts to...

Rodong Sinmun circulation drops in North Korea’s rural areas

The number of copies of the Rodong Sinmun circulated to businesses in rural North Korea has dropped significantly. As a result, a growing number...

N. Korea’s path out of economic hardship is clear

North Korea's economic hardship in the 1990s, known as the Arduous March, led to countless starvation deaths. North Korea has worked for 80 years...

Photos show squalid conditions faced by N. Korean workers in Russia

Daily NK recently obtained several photos of construction sites in Russia with North Korean workers. The photos show that the working conditions pose serious...

More and more N. Koreans turn to 8.3-earnings to make ends...

The number of people who pay their official employers money to avoid going to work and concentrate on their own private businesses is increasing....

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