July 02, 2022

QR Codes for mobile devices appearing in Pyongyang: NGO

Scannable information codes present on commercial products and at Sci-Tech Complex

Quick Response Codes, or QR Codes, commonly used for information downloads on mobile devices, are beginning to appear in Pyongyang, according to reports by the Singapore-based NGO Choson Exchange in early February.

Choson Exchange, which supports North Korean “entrepreneurs through business, economics and legal knowledge-sharing,” said the codes first appeared at sites in the capital during 2016.