September 30, 2020

Category: News

Specialist news on DPRK issues exclusive to the NK Pro website.

Truck tires and blood transfusers: Chinese trade to DPRK drops in August

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

Min Chao Choy September 28, 2020

Full text: North Korea explains why it shot and killed a South Korean official

NK Pro translated the full note sent to South Korea by North Korea’s United Front Department

NK Pro September 25, 2020

Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

Colin Zwirko September 25, 2020

North Korea renovates key missile launcher factory ahead of big military parade

Renovations at March 16 Factory accelerated in summer 2020, spurred by Kim Jong Un’s visit a year earlier

Colin Zwirko September 22, 2020

North Korea mysteriously airs and then deletes rare footage of an old SLBM test

The footage is not related to Pyongyang’s newest SLBM developments, but its prompt cover-up raises questions

Colin Zwirko September 16, 2020

Accordions and chairs? North Korea’s July exports to Russia hit an all-year high

Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value

Min Chao Choy September 16, 2020

Russia exports more medical goods to North Korea ahead of major hospital opening

Grain aid made up 85% of exports for July 2020, but medical products were the second largest category by value

Min Chao Choy September 14, 2020

Russian fuel giants source of oil worth millions to the DPRK in 2018-19: report

At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft

Min Chao Choy September 11, 2020

Chinese ships avoid illegally entering North Korean seas as fishing season opens

Ships disappear from location tracking system as they near North Korean border, despite evidence of fishing rights sales

Min Chao Choy September 10, 2020

North Korean border ports quiet in August, despite a heavy reliance on sea trade

Except for Chinese coast guard and fishing boats, only one ship appears active at the mouth of the Yalu

Min Chao Choy September 8, 2020
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