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Truck tires and blood transfusers: Chinese trade to DPRK drops in August

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

September 28, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

Full text: North Korea explains why it shot and killed a South Korean official

NK Pro translated the full note sent to South Korea by North Korea’s United Front Department

September 25, 2020 By NK Pro

NK Pro translated the full note sent to South Korea by North Korea’s United Front Department

Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

September 25, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

North Korea renovates key missile launcher factory ahead of big military parade

Renovations at March 16 Factory accelerated in summer 2020, spurred by Kim Jong Un’s visit a year earlier

September 22, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

Renovations at March 16 Factory accelerated in summer 2020, spurred by Kim Jong Un’s visit a year earlier

Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19

“It is evident that the UN’s idea of inclusive multilateralism will first be tested by whether it can distribute

September 22, 2020 By United Nations News

“It is evident that the UN’s idea of inclusive multilateralism will first be tested by whether it can distribute

At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

In an address to world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called

September 22, 2020 By United Nations News

In an address to world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called

DPRK nuclear activities still ‘cause for serious concern’, says UN atomic energy chief

IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi, addressed Member States who are this week attending the agency’s annual General Conference throu

September 21, 2020 By United Nations News

IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi, addressed Member States who are this week attending the agency’s annual General Conference throu

North Korea mysteriously airs and then deletes rare footage of an old SLBM test

The footage is not related to Pyongyang’s newest SLBM developments, but its prompt cover-up raises questions

September 16, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

The footage is not related to Pyongyang’s newest SLBM developments, but its prompt cover-up raises questions

Accordions and chairs? North Korea’s July exports to Russia hit an all-year high

Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value

September 16, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

Accordions and their accessories made up more than 60% of July’s $246,000 export value

Russia exports more medical goods to North Korea ahead of major hospital opening

Grain aid made up 85% of exports for July 2020, but medical products were the second largest category by value

September 14, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

Grain aid made up 85% of exports for July 2020, but medical products were the second largest category by value

Russian fuel giants source of oil worth millions to the DPRK in 2018-19: report

At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft

September 11, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft

Chinese ships avoid illegally entering North Korean seas as fishing season opens

Ships disappear from location tracking system as they near North Korean border, despite evidence of fishing rights sales

September 10, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

Ships disappear from location tracking system as they near North Korean border, despite evidence of fishing rights sales

North Korean border ports quiet in August, despite a heavy reliance on sea trade

Except for Chinese coast guard and fishing boats, only one ship appears active at the mouth of the Yalu

September 08, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

Except for Chinese coast guard and fishing boats, only one ship appears active at the mouth of the Yalu

How a small Chinese city exploded into a major port for North Korean trade

150 companies in Dandong were behind around 25% of Chinese exports to North Korea in 2016 — roughly $750 million

September 04, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

150 companies in Dandong were behind around 25% of Chinese exports to North Korea in 2016 — roughly $750 million

Flooded homes, factories and streets: The scope of Typhoon Maysak’s damage

Widespread flooding evident across key DPRK city, including near Wonsan-Kalma airport and delayed beach resort project

September 04, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

Widespread flooding evident across key DPRK city, including near Wonsan-Kalma airport and delayed beach resort project

North Korea’s top seaport eerily quiet after rumors of a closed trade route

August ship tracking data supports NGO reports that the Dalian-Nampho sea route was closed in late July

September 03, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

August ship tracking data supports NGO reports that the Dalian-Nampho sea route was closed in late July

Accordions and fake beards: North Korean exports to China fall slightly in July

North Korea’s July exports shrunk compared to previous months, which marked a recovery after a steep COVID-19 crash

August 31, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

North Korea’s July exports shrunk compared to previous months, which marked a recovery after a steep COVID-19 crash

Canned pineapple, chocolate and bus tires: July's Chinese exports to North Korea

The DPRK bought a more diverse range of items in July, meaning the country might be more confident about its food supply

August 26, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

The DPRK bought a more diverse range of items in July, meaning the country might be more confident about its food supply

South Korean NGO to send dental equipment to 'vulnerable groups' in North Korea

Medical Aid for Children (MAC) gets sanctions exemptions to send dental equipment to the DPRK within the next six months

August 18, 2020 By Jeongmin Kim

Medical Aid for Children (MAC) gets sanctions exemptions to send dental equipment to the DPRK within the next six months

COVID-19 slows down ambulance and tuberculosis aid delivery to North Korea

The United Nations extends the delivery window for Doctors Without Borders after granting it sanctions exemptions

August 14, 2020 By Jeongmin Kim

The United Nations extends the delivery window for Doctors Without Borders after granting it sanctions exemptions