August 19, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.

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Analysis

North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared

Imagery shows movement at freight intake platforms after Kim Jong Un ordered ‘reexamination’ of COVID border policies

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 16, 2022
Border Controls

China resumes North Korea border tourism despite COVID restrictions on DPRK side

Reopened attractions could pose test to Pyongyang, which fears new variants could spread across the border

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 15, 2022
Border Controls

North Korea declares COVID-19 ‘eradicated,’ implies Kim Jong Un caught virus

DPRK leader proclaims victory at event in Pyongyang, as his sister threatens South Korea for allegedly spreading virus

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 11, 2022
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Analysis

Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view

Satellite imagery captures vessel near new mansions on east coast in sign that Kim is vacationing

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 10, 2022
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Analysis

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery

State media reports over 4 inches of rain in region Sunday that may have disrupted work on construction camp, warehouse

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 9, 2022
COVID-19

North Korea enacts medicine laws after death penalty decree on COVID supplies

Supreme People’s Assembly also passes aerospace development law ahead of full session announced for Sept. 7

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 8, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang

Satellite imagery reveals recent work to remove theater, hotel and other assets owned by Seoul and Hyundai Asan

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 5, 2022
NK PRO
Analysis

Goods clearing out of North Korean disinfection zone 3 months after trade freeze

Satellite imagery appears to reconfirm suspected quarantine period for DPRK’s overland imports from China

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 3, 2022
News

North Korea confirms plan to send workers to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Donetsk breakaway state says its leader also seeks meeting with Kim Jong Un as two sides hold talks in Moscow

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 2, 2022
COVID-19

North Korea claims no new suspected COVID cases but isn’t celebrating yet

State media urges caution despite reporting no ‘fevers’ for three days, signals no return to pre-pandemic normalcy soon

Colin ZwirkoColin ZwirkoAugust 1, 2022
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