April 19, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

COVID-19

North Korea doesn’t want its people to know that COVID-19 vaccines were invented

Despite heavy coverage of COVID-19’s tragic impact overseas, DPRK state media remains silent on global vaccine rollout

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Colin Zwirko April 19, 2021
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Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions

The North Korean leader has gifted aid funds and stipends to Chongryon in Japan every year since becoming leader

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Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

The country’s latest Foreign Trade magazine touts artwork from a studio sanctioned by the US and UN

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North Korean diplomats regularly flew on Emirates to smuggle gold and cash

The airline was unable to provide a “substantive” response to U.N. inquiries, a Panel of Experts report said

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Jordan outs oil smuggler in undercover North Korea film as ‘infamous swindler’

Response to UN panel suggests Korea Friendship Association tried to scam filmmakers, but some disagree

Author Image Chad O'Carroll April 5, 2021
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UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request

The U.N. agreed to remove the Loi Hope ship’s identity despite possible links to North Korea, a source told NK Pro

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North Korea’s Air Koryo denies claims that it restarted flights to Beijing

Airline official says they are unsure when flight services between Beijing and Pyongyang will resume

Author Image Chad O'Carroll April 2, 2021
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North Korea’s Air Koryo spent nearly $1 million on Russian plane parts in 2020

Pyongyang ordered maintenance tools and spare parts despite putting a hold on nearly all travel over COVID-19

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Border Controls

Contractors have six months to assess New Yalu River Bridge: PRC border gov.

Sources mixed on whether development means PRC-DPRK trade can resume any time soon

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Min Chao Choy March 31, 2021
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UN Security Council takes no action on North Korean missile launches

Security Council issues no statement, takes no action in wake of March 25 missile testing

Author Image Chad O'Carroll March 30, 2021
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