April 19, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 
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China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 

Official trade between the two countries rose to $14.3 million in March 2021, according to new Chinese government data

China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 19, 2021
More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

Seoul to weigh potential amendment to “anti-leaflet” law, which could extend ban to digital copies and radio broadcasts

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 19, 2021
North Korea doesn’t want its people to know that COVID-19 vaccines were invented

North Korea doesn’t want its people to know that COVID-19 vaccines were invented

Despite heavy coverage of COVID-19’s tragic impact overseas, DPRK state media remains silent on global vaccine rollout

North Korea doesn’t want its people to know that COVID-19 vaccines were invented
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko April 19, 2021
South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
US and Japan vow to work on North Korea denuclearization at Washington summit

US and Japan vow to work on North Korea denuclearization at Washington summit

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also agreed to work on other “shared security” issues.

US and Japan vow to work on North Korea denuclearization at Washington summit
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis April 16, 2021
North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
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North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report

Group-IB’s analysis of a Lazarus CC-skimming campaign also revealed malware designed to steal BTC, ETH

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions
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Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions

The North Korean leader has gifted aid funds and stipends to Chongryon in Japan every year since becoming leader

Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
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North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2021
US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban

US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban

The new South Korean law can jail North Korea activists for up to three years or fine them thousands of dollars

US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 16, 2021
US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

Experts say Joe Biden and Moon Jae-in will chiefly discuss sanctions against North Korea

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 16, 2021
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