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Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns
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Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Jingsh say it will support foreign investment and acquisitions, years after UN sanctions drove out other law firms

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer November 16, 2023
North Korean hackers mimic e-commerce app to steal South Koreans’ data: NIS
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North Korean hackers mimic e-commerce app to steal South Koreans’ data: NIS

ROK spy agency says DPRK copied app used by over 20 million, highlighting its sophisticated imitation tactics

North Korean hackers mimic e-commerce app to steal South Koreans’ data: NIS
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy October 26, 2023
North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company
News

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company

Expert warns move away from euros could result in sanctions violation by foreign visitors to DPRK

North Korea to raise tourism prices, move to dollar payments: Tour company
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 26, 2023
What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Analysis

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 24, 2023
A centerpiece of Kim Jong Un’s reforms survives push to reassert state control
Analysis

A centerpiece of Kim Jong Un’s reforms survives push to reassert state control

Analysis suggests North Korea has not yet abandoned earlier reforms, even as it has reigned in order contract system

A centerpiece of Kim Jong Un’s reforms survives push to reassert state control
Peter WardPeter Ward October 17, 2023
Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests
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Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests

NK Pro identifies DPRK propaganda at Chinese economic zone, which has seen flurry of activity as COVID controls ease

Sanctions-busting North Korean factory operating in China, evidence suggests
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 4, 2023
A North Korean ministry returns from dead, and what it means for farming reform
Analysis

A North Korean ministry returns from dead, and what it means for farming reform

DPRK revealed new policies that could incentivize farmers to boost crop output, while also reinforcing state control

A North Korean ministry returns from dead, and what it means for farming reform
Peter WardPeter Ward October 3, 2023
China falling? Why a wary North Korea is monitoring Beijing’s economic woes
Analysis

China falling? Why a wary North Korea is monitoring Beijing’s economic woes

China’s slowing exports, depreciation of yuan and political turmoil at top could drive DPRK to reevaluate foreign ties

China falling? Why a wary North Korea is monitoring Beijing’s economic woes
John PetrushkaJohn Petrushka September 8, 2023
North Korea is creaking open. But foreigners shouldn’t start packing their bags.
Columns

North Korea is creaking open. But foreigners shouldn’t start packing their bags.

Return of DPRK citizens is likely beginning of gradual relaxation of border controls that may take months, or even years

North Korea is creaking open. But foreigners shouldn’t start packing their bags.
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov August 30, 2023
North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302
North Korea News Podcast

North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302

UniKorea staff discuss the DPRK’s copycat products, plus a tour company says DPRK will soon open its borders

North Korea’s imitation of foreign brands, from Choco Pie to Dior – Ep. 302
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 16, 2023
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