Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles. She was previously at a news wire covering Asia/Oceania and Cybersecurity.
China exported 15,000 kg of tetracycline derivatives, cited as a possible treatment for COVID-19, to the DPRK last month
Expected action by industry players will likely further isolate the DPRK from access to international shipping
Wine, vodka, and whisky being held in Chinese entrepôt zones potentially being exported on to the DPRK
Ships now regularly traversing Dalian-Nampho water route, data shows, with an average three-day wait at port
Monosodium glutamate consumption is historically ubiquitous and remains a top imported product
Ships particularly active around a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer hotspot near China's Zhoushan Islands, data shows
Ships seen transiting in and out of Nampho while some remain anchored in latest satellite imagery
Tobacco exports are on-par with essential goods, with the average smoker getting through eight cigarettes a day
Manipulation of AIS data and lack of IMO numbers reflect trends observed by UN
ROK company implicated in encounters with DPRK-flagged and UNSC-designated vessels
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