January 21, 2022

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

China offers COVID supplies to citizens in North Korea, citing ‘difficulties’

China offers COVID supplies to citizens in North Korea, citing ‘difficulties’

China reveals who is leading embassy after former ambassador left the country and border controls keep new appointee out

China offers COVID supplies to citizens in North Korea, citing ‘difficulties’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 21, 2022
Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December
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Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December

Chinese customs data also shows increased DPRK imports of a variety of consumer goods, including dairy and honey

Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2022
China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests

China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests

US seeks broader sanctions against DPRK after ballistic launches but lacks full support of UN Security Council

China rejects US appeal for more sanctions following North Korean missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 21, 2022
North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

Footage from Japanese outlet shows daily rail trade since Monday restart, though unclear how long activity will continue

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2022
UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests

UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests

China says ‘no plan’ for new UN sanctions while DPRK hints at possible return of nuclear and long-range missile tests

UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 20, 2022
Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data

Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data

Unification ministry says just 63 defectors arrived last year, declining from more than 1,000 prior to pandemic controls

Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 20, 2022
North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions

North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions

Kim Jong Un to reconsider concessions made to US in denuclearization talks, says state media

North Korea hints at ‘resuming’ long-range weapons tests after new US sanctions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2022
North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet

North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet

Japan-based Choson Sinbo claims missiles are for self-defense after top US diplomat says tests meant to grab attention

North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 19, 2022
North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

Latest figures for December bring yearly total to just $320 million, as COVID-19 restrictions depress trade

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 18, 2022
North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

DPRK says it tested 1,395 additional people during two-week period coinciding with party plenum, New Year’s Eve concert

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts January 18, 2022
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