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Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition
News

Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition

New initiative represents significant downscaling from pre-COVID ambitions for greater economic cooperation

Chinese trader hawks North Korean food and spirits at new import exhibition
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell August 10, 2022
Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success
Features

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Kim Mi Sook shunned typical women’s jobs for dangerous but profitable ventures, making it big as a money broker

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov August 9, 2022
Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls
Border Controls

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls

New photos show American, Chinese and Japanese brands at Pyongyang shops, raising questions about how they entered DPRK

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 9, 2022
North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
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

North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 5, 2022
Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China
KOREA PRO

Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China

Samsung and SK Hynix appear on board with US vision for semiconductor alliance with advanced East Asian economies

Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh August 4, 2022
North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
News

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell August 3, 2022
How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
KOREA PRO

How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage

Drivers aren’t returning after industry exodus during pandemic, leaving people stranded even in city center at night

How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh July 26, 2022
Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
KOREA PRO

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security

New President Yoon Suk-yeol seeks to boost domestic production to shield against future supply chain shocks

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
Kangkyu LeeKangkyu Lee July 22, 2022
How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive
Analysis

How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive

Collapse of Soviet Union led Pyongyang to create markets for enterprises to trade, but a backlash rolled back reforms

How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive
Peter WardPeter Ward July 21, 2022
How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
Columns

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets

Businesspeople pay bribes to police in order to create the space necessary for them to buy, sell and trade their wares

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov July 21, 2022
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