May 17, 2022

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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

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

Call me, comrade: the surprise rise of North Korean smartphones
Tia Han
Tia Han July 30, 2018
Naegohyang: a North Korean company branches out

Naegohyang: a North Korean company branches out

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

Naegohyang: a North Korean company branches out
Tia Han
Tia Han July 18, 2018
25 South Korean companies launch North Korea task-forces, research shows
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25 South Korean companies launch North Korea task-forces, research shows

Despite a lack of sanctions relief, South Korea-based companies are researching North Korea opportunities

25 South Korean companies launch North Korea task-forces, research shows
Tia Han
Tia Han July 16, 2018
“Delicious anytime, anywhere”: the changing face of North Korean packaging

“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

“Delicious anytime, anywhere”: the changing face of North Korean packaging
Tia Han
Tia Han June 22, 2018
In photos: N. Korean propaganda continues to emphasize economic development
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In photos: N. Korean propaganda continues to emphasize economic development

Messages encourage North Koreans to take part in the five-year economic growth plan

In photos: N. Korean propaganda continues to emphasize economic development
Tia Han
Tia Han June 4, 2018
In Pyongyang, a well known food store introduces home delivery service

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

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

In Pyongyang, a well known food store introduces home delivery service
Tia Han
Tia Han May 17, 2018
Tissot watches still for sale in Pyongyang, despite UN Security Council sanctions

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

Tissot watches still for sale in Pyongyang, despite UN Security Council sanctions
Tia Han
Tia Han May 8, 2018
Dozens of Volkswagen-style electric cars on sale in northeast DPRK
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Dozens of Volkswagen-style electric cars on sale in northeast DPRK

Dozens of Chinese Weikerui V7s spotted in Rason special economic zone

Dozens of Volkswagen-style electric cars on sale in northeast DPRK
Tia Han
Tia Han April 12, 2018
K-pop and cultural exchange in North Korea: does it make a difference?

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

K-pop and cultural exchange in North Korea: does it make a difference?
Tia Han
Tia Han April 2, 2018
N. Korean poster warns of “severe punishment” for bootleg liquor, illegal karaoke

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"

N. Korean poster warns of “severe punishment” for bootleg liquor, illegal karaoke
Tia Han
Tia Han April 2, 2018