June 02, 2020

Category: News

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

Construction resumes on China-North Korea island EDZ: satellite imagery

New work may be part of joint initiative with Chinese companies, comes despite sanctions and COVID-19 restrictions

Colin Zwirko June 1, 2020

North Korean imports of antibiotics spiked in April, Chinese trade data shows

China exported 15,000 kg of tetracycline derivatives, cited as a possible treatment for COVID-19, to the DPRK last month

Min Chao Choy May 27, 2020

China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data

For second consecutive month, China reports sending no fruit, vegetables, corn, rice, or meat to DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 26, 2020

Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data

Reported exports come amid concerns of food insecurity in DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020

$4.8 million in alcohol exports to China likely re-exported to North Korea: data

Wine, vodka, and whisky being held in Chinese entrepôt zones potentially being exported on to the DPRK

Min Chao Choy May 19, 2020

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea dip slightly in March: data

Russia's reported refined petroleum shipments to DPRK are contrast to China's record low report for the same month

Jacob Fromer May 18, 2020

Security gates upgraded at North Korean central government compound: imagery

Upgrades and more minor work around compound follow construction on Kim Jong Un’s office and new adjacent building

Colin Zwirko May 18, 2020

Back to business at major North Korean port as quarantine rules relaxed

Ships now regularly traversing Dalian-Nampho water route, data shows, with an average three-day wait at port

Min Chao Choy May 14, 2020

Millions of dollars’ worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea

Data could reveal "serious loophole" in the global sanctions regime, official previously told NK Pro

Jacob Fromer May 12, 2020

Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests

Figures could represent what may be a significant and previously-unreported loophole in global sanctions regime

Jacob Fromer May 11, 2020
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