September 25, 2020

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Tia Han

Tia Han is an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Call me, comrade: the surprise rise of North Korean smartphones

In the decade since they were first introduced, apps have flourished but devices remain restrictive

Tia Han July 30, 2018

Naegohyang: a North Korean company branches out

The army-owned corporation sells an increasingly diverse portfolio of products

Tia Han July 18, 2018

"Delicious anytime, anywhere": the changing face of North Korean packaging

A major growth in the consumer goods market has seen DPRK designers up their game

Tia Han June 22, 2018

In Pyongyang, a well known food store introduces home delivery service

North Korean shop tries to satisfy its consumers with shopper-friendly change

Tia Han May 17, 2018

Tissot watches still for sale in Pyongyang, despite UN Security Council sanctions

Image reveals high-end luxury goods being sold in the North Korean capital

Tia Han May 8, 2018

K-pop and cultural exchange in North Korea: does it make a difference?

Observers weigh the pros and cons of a South Korean concert in Pyongyang

Tia Han April 2, 2018

N. Korean poster warns of "severe punishment" for bootleg liquor, illegal karaoke

Notice spotted in DPRK calls on citizens to report those who "violate socialist way of living"

Tia Han April 2, 2018

UK needs to see "encouraging signs" from DPRK before sanctions relief: Amb. Smith

Britain's top diplomat in ROK says upcoming summits should see Pyongyang take steps towards CVID

Tia Han April 1, 2018

New pro-North Korean leaflets praising nuclear program appear in Seoul

New leaflets criticize South Korean government for thanking U.S. for inter-Korean talks

Tia Han March 23, 2018

Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un: experts react

Is the North Korean leader sincere in his desire for talks, and how much will actually be achieved?