January 21, 2021


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Chinese ships in North Korea drop by 30% after years of rampant, illegal fishing

U.N. sanctions didn’t stop Chinese ships from plucking North Korean squid, but a new report suggests that COVID-19 did

Min Chao Choy January 21, 2021

COVID-19 crushed North Korea’s illegal poaching endeavors in Russia

North Korean fishing boats in Russian waters fell by 95% in 2020, a new report from the Global Fishing Watch says

Min Chao Choy January 21, 2021

With Trump gone, Moon hopes to fix the diplomatic deadlock with North Korea

On Biden’s first day, South Korea’s president urged him to help undo the Hanoi Summit’s long-lasting effects

Jeongmin Kim January 21, 2021

Tainted with stigma, a North Korean defector school has nowhere to go

For years now, Yeomyung School has run into red tape while looking for a new spot

Won-Gi Jung January 21, 2021

Trump leaves office with a shaky North Korea legacy that will haunt Biden

Experts say Trump left a net positive on North Korea, but also a domestic mess that will distract Biden from Pyongyang

Kelly Kasulis January 20, 2021

South Korea to replace Kang Kyung-wha, the nation’s first woman foreign minister

After three and a half years, Kang is stepping down and will be replaced by Chung Eui-yong

Won-Gi Jung January 20, 2021

North Korean defectors arriving in the South drop by 78% in 2020 — a record low

Yearly new arrivals dropped by more than 800 people amid the COVID-19 pandemic and stricter border measures

Colin Zwirko January 20, 2021

Biden’s secretary of state nominee vows to ‘increase pressure’ on North Korea

Antony Blinken said he’s “reviewing options” on North Korea, which he calls a “hard problem” that’s “getting worse”

Jeongmin Kim January 20, 2021

Trade between China and North Korea plummeted by 81% in 2020

Total official trade in 2020 fell significantly, but Chinese exports modestly rose at the end of the year

Min Chao Choy January 19, 2021

‘The people are God’: See North Korea’s new propaganda slogans and posters

Kim Jong Un opts for simplicity instead of “flashy” rallying cries of recent years

Colin Zwirko January 19, 2021
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