Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
Chinese fuel exports to North Korea dipped during the global pandemic, but overall fuel supply remains stable
Despite harsh restrictions, top-down trends will likely spread internet access from the elites to ordinary North Koreans
30 horses sent during construction on mansion-complex's new track, harkening back to Kim's 2019 ride up "holy" mountain
In addition to 25,000 tonne food aid shipment, majority of goods related to construction, medicine
Nam Chol Ung smuggled North Korean counterfeit tobacco through Southeast Asia and ran popular “Korean” restaurant
PRC sent 73 kinds of food products over the border last month, customs figures show
Figures may signal a return to usual import levels following coronavirus-related dip in recent months
Three of the ships are tankers tied to AIS signals from the Korea Strait, indicating bicoastal oil movement
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
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