January 20, 2021


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

North Korea vows to assert more control over the economy and fix past woes

DPRK leaders promised to take more control of the economy at the Supreme People’s Assembly on Sunday, state media says

Won-Gi Jung January 17, 2021

Indonesian company fined $1 million for selling cigarette papers to North Korea

U.S. Treasury fined the paper manufacturer for violating sanctions using 28 separate U.S. dollar wire transfers

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021

Recap: Top moments at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

The eight-day-long event went over failures of the last five years and clarified social, economic and military plans

Colin Zwirko January 15, 2021

Statues in Africa traced back to North Korean artists making money for regime 

A new report suggests that two North Korean artists are using a front company to make the DPRK dollars

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021

Biden’s ‘Asia tsar’ appointee adds to a wave of focus on North Korea and China

Kurt Campbell’s next pivot to Asia strategy involves the U.S. bringing its allies together to pressure North Korea

David Volodzko January 14, 2021

‘World’s strongest weapon’: North Korea touts new missile at military parade

State media reported that a submarine-launched ballistic missile, rockets and tanks rolled through Kim Il Sung Square

Colin Zwirko | Kelly Kasulis January 14, 2021

Pacemakers and prosthetics: Russia exports only medical ware to DPRK in November

Data suggests that value of Russian-DPRK trade has fallen to miniscule, record-breaking levels amid second lockdown

Min Chao Choy January 14, 2021

North Korean parade likely kicks off in Pyongyang, formation aircraft spotted

Military aircraft spotted releasing fireworks in formation above Pyongyang city

Chad O'Carroll January 14, 2021

Supreme People’s Assembly, explained: Why North Korea is on the political move

The legislative meeting will kick-off the five-year plan discussed at Pyongyang’s Party Congress

Won-Gi Jung January 14, 2021

North Korea rehearses military parade on Wednesday after Kim Yo Jong’s warning

Kim Jong Un also attended a concert while others convened for post-Party Congress ‘workshop’

Colin Zwirko January 13, 2021