July 02, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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North Korean ships linked to coal smuggling congregate at Chinese port

Expert says rising coal prices and lax sanctions enforcement appear to be driving uptick in DPRK exports

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJuly 1, 2022
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Seoul should explain official’s killing by North Korea: UN human rights envoy

Tomás Ojea Quintana emphasizes family of victim’s right to know and says South Korea shouldn’t ‘politicize’ case

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 29, 2022
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Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant

Founded by daughter of Korean War refugee, Eulji Myeonok introduced locals to signature North Korean dish for decades

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 28, 2022
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Newly christened North Korean ship visits Chinese ports in first known voyage

Data shows Jang Su San much smaller than state media reported, ship's unusual movements outside China’s Yangtai

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 27, 2022
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UK’s Rwanda plan will deter North Korean defectors from seeking asylum, NGO says

Expert tells NK News that deal to fly asylum seekers to African country will increase scrutiny on DPRK refugees

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 24, 2022
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Poor harvests loom in North Korea as drought hits crops: UN food program

World Food Programme predicts reduced production of winter and spring crops important for food security

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 22, 2022
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North Korea-China trade plunges in May as DPRK battles COVID outbreak

Zero official imports of medications, masks and ventilators suggests Beijing is providing aid for free, expert says

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 20, 2022
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Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan

Expert says movements point to rare direct shipment between Koreas, a likely violation of UN and South Korean sanctions

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 17, 2022
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Uvalde shooting shows ‘miserable’ US human rights situation, North Korea says

Foreign ministry statement latest attempt to undermine international criticism of widespread rights abuses in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 16, 2022
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Obscure vessels conduct likely ship-to-ship transfer in North Korean waters

Activity aligns with trend of illegal transfers well outside ports due to COVID-19 and sanctions concerns, expert says

Ifang BremerIfang BremerJune 15, 2022
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