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July 21, 2019
CCTV camera in Jilin Province on the China-North Korea border

China intensifies security along Sino-North Korean border

Chinese security officials are stepping up efforts to combat smuggling and illegal migration in the Sino-North Korean border region. Closed-circuit television cameras and electrified...
North Korean soldiers in Sakju County, North Pyongan Province

North Korean border guards steal food from house in China

  Two soldiers from North Korea’s border patrol were arrested for stealing food from a house in China earlier this month. “Two border guards in the...
Male North Korean resident pushing a stroller in Pyongyang

Private childcare services on the rise in North Korea

Private childcare facilities in North Korea for working parents are on the rise, a North Korean source recently reported. North Korean women are increasingly...
Samjiyon construction area

North Korean merchants punished for doing business near major construction site

As North Korea continues its massive modernization efforts in Samjiyon County, Daily NK sources say that local merchants are being targeted in public criticism...
Satellite imagery of Pyongyang's Pyongchon District. Smoke plumes emanating from the Pyongyang Thermal Power Station are visible

Poor air quality continues to plague Pyongyang

  Pyongyang’s central district, which is home to the country’s senior officials, professors and other members of the elite, is reportedly suffering from severe environmental...
Kim Jong Un planting trees on Arbor Day (known as "Tree Planting Day" in North Korea) 2015 to promote forestation

North Korea mandates cremation as part of reforestation efforts

The North Korean authorities have announced that all gravesites located near roads must be removed and that all dead bodies be cremated as part...
Mirae Scientists Street

Barriers hide government buildings from high-rise apartment dwellers in Pyongyang

The North Korean authorities have installed barriers on the windows of verandas in some high-rise apartments in Pyongyang to prevent residents from peering down...
Medicinal plants on offer at a health food store in Pyongyang

North Korea’s medicinal plant-picking season in full throttle

With the onset of summer, North Koreans in Ryanggang Province are busily collecting medicinal plants, Daily NK sources report. Ryanggang Province is a mountainous region...
Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Kim Jong Un orders “severe punishment” for those who build houses on farmland

In the midst of nationwide efforts to increase food production, the regime has announced that residents who build houses on farmland will face severe...
Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansudae Hill

Disruptors of Kim Il Sung mourning period face eviction from Pyongyang

North Korea observes a mourning period to mark the passing of Kim Il Sung each year from late June until early July. This year,...