February 29, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anton Sokolin

Anton Sokolin

Anton Sokolin is the data correspondent at NK News. He previously worked at Reuters, TASS and the Korea Trade Promotion Corporation (KOTRA).

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DPRK top diplomat and Chinese vice foreign minister vow to bolster ties in 2024

Chinese delegation visits DPRK as Beijing and Pyongyang celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations

Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Joe SmithJanuary 26, 2024
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North Korea blasts ‘rampant violence’ against youth and women in UK

But expert calls report, which fails to reveal official statistics, a routine bashing of countries hostile to DPRK

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 26, 2024
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North Korea regularly operating new nuclear reactor at Yongbyon: Report

Light water reactor may help DPRK produce up to a dozen new nuclear weapons per year but unclear if fully online

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 26, 2024
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North Korean sites experience outages amid campaign to overhaul web presence

Expert says DPRK may be making wider changes to its digital infrastructure in bid to unplug from global web

Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Shreyas ReddyJanuary 24, 2024
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Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges to 365 in Q3 2023: Data

Experts say increase is likely due to deepening ties as number of Russians visiting DPRK also jumped in same period

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 23, 2024
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Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December

Expert says DPRK has long lacked fertilizer for farming and likely purchased chemical with recent ‘additional revenues’

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 22, 2024
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North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began

Official figures show trade has nearly recovered to 2019 levels as DPRK projects confidence in economic direction

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 18, 2024
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Seoul sanctions over dozen North Korean ships and firms for alleged smuggling

ROK says unilateral measures aim to cut off funding for DPRK weapons, but expert calls sanctions largely ‘symbolic’

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 17, 2024
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North Korean foreign minister meets with Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Kremlin says Choe Son Hui briefed leader on talks with Russian counterpart, where they denounced US-led ‘imperialists’

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 17, 2024
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First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

Over 100 people have reportedly signed up for tour organized with Far East region in effort to promote travel to DPRK

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 16, 2024
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