November 30, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city

China reports rising cases in Dandong, but numbers yet to reach levels that led to last trade shutdown in April

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Colin ZwirkoNov 29, 2022
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Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter

Officials honored after DPRK’s successful long-range missile test gives hints at organizational structure in Pyongyang

Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
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Martin WeiserNov 29, 2022
Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
Podcasts
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Deconstructing the US’ ‘hostile policy’ toward North Korea - Ep. 264

Simone Chun discusses the US role in dividing the two Koreas and makes the case for coexistence with the DPRK

A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea - Ep. 263

John Burzynski discusses why the Korean War armistice was meant to be temporary and why all sides should revisit it

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

What to make of North Korea’s historic week of missile tests - Ep. 261

The NK News team breaks down growing hostility on the peninsula that has pushed tensions to highest level in years

What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia - Ep. 260

Economist Halin Han discusses how Vietnam and others’ transition to capitalism can serve as a model for the DPRK

Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care - Ep. 259

Monique Macias shares her experience growing up in Pyongyang under the guardianship of North Korea’s founding leader

Get Behind The Headlines

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
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FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’

NK Pro translated public notice promising ‘merciless’ punishment for discussing non-state-approved opinions on pandemic

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
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Jeongmin KimNov 28, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

All education must be revolutionary, and Kim Il Sung University instructors had no time for fantasies of Middle Earth

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’
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Alek SigleyNov 28, 2022
North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
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North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown

Insurers show small but measurable revenue gains, suggesting the DPRK economy is in better shape than some estimates

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
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Martin WeiserNov 25, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?

Atomization in South Korea makes it difficult to express one's feelings, whereas people in the DPRK say what they think

Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?
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Sersong HanNov 25, 2022
Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Hong Kyung Eui was ousted from the group after urging reform and now says group is a shadow of its former self

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan
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Ifang BremerNov 25, 2022
State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
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State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes

An in-depth analysis of the country’s rural housing project, fishery production and anti-US and Japan propaganda

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
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Seung-Yeon ChungNov 24, 2022
North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter

North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter

State media made rare edit of propaganda music video attached to report on Kim and confirmed daughter at ICBM launch

North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter
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Colin ZwirkoNov 24, 2022
How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader
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How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader

Despite being a dictator, Kim Jong Un is something of a feminist — at least compared to his father and grandfather

How North Korea presents the possibility of a future female leader
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Andrei LankovNov 23, 2022
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