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North Korea imports new Chinese electric vehicles for self-branded showroom
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North Korea imports new Chinese electric vehicles for self-branded showroom

Display of EVs from Chinese automaker BYD at upscale Pyongyang neighborhood points to likely UN sanctions violations

North Korea imports new Chinese electric vehicles for self-branded showroom
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko June 2, 2023
South Korean gets 3 years in prison for ‘lobbying’ North Korea with over $450K
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South Korean gets 3 years in prison for ‘lobbying’ North Korea with over $450K

Court says An Bu-soo sent money to Pyongyang in effort to bring DPRK beer and cold noodles to South

South Korean gets 3 years in prison for ‘lobbying’ North Korea with over $450K
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 24, 2023
Dandong dispatch: How COVID has reshaped the North Korea border region
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Dandong dispatch: How COVID has reshaped the North Korea border region

Orwellian controls have made Chinese border provinces a less welcoming place for outsiders — especially DPRK defectors

Dandong dispatch: How COVID has reshaped the North Korea border region
J.R. Kim May 15, 2023
China building giant trade and tourism zone across from North Korean ‘holy’ city
Analysis

China building giant trade and tourism zone across from North Korean ‘holy’ city

Company overseeing project promotes trade in sanctioned goods as key draw of new border crossing

China building giant trade and tourism zone across from North Korean ‘holy’ city
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 8, 2023
North Korea plans massive train factory as it struggles to produce new designs
Analysis

North Korea plans massive train factory as it struggles to produce new designs

120-acre facility in Pyongyang likely to become new manufacturing base for trains, trams and subway cars

North Korea plans massive train factory as it struggles to produce new designs
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 2, 2023
How foreigners laid the groundwork for North Korea’s market revolution
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How foreigners laid the groundwork for North Korea’s market revolution

Early DPRK entrepreneurs leveraged connections in Japan and China, undercutting regime’s narratives of self-sufficiency

How foreigners laid the groundwork for North Korea’s market revolution
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov May 1, 2023
North Korea reveals first electric car showroom on new skyscraper street
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North Korea reveals first electric car showroom on new skyscraper street

Kim Jong Un ordered mass production of vehicles years ago, but new EVs are likely to be rebranded Chinese imports

North Korea reveals first electric car showroom on new skyscraper street
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 28, 2023
North Korea’s display of new Chinese trucks points to production issues at home
Analysis

North Korea’s display of new Chinese trucks points to production issues at home

Handover of imported vehicles comes 5 years after mass-production order and hints at strong sanctions-busting networks

North Korea’s display of new Chinese trucks points to production issues at home
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 25, 2023
Seoul weighs lawsuit against North Korea for using assets at Kaesong complex
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Seoul weighs lawsuit against North Korea for using assets at Kaesong complex

Unification ministry says it could sue DPRK over ‘illicit’ operation of inter-Korean industrial zone suspended in 2016

Seoul weighs lawsuit against North Korea for using assets at Kaesong complex
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim April 24, 2023
How North Korea’s decrepit tax system encourages illicit market activity
Analysis

How North Korea’s decrepit tax system encourages illicit market activity

Poor collection mechanisms cannot fund state largesse, incentivizing even the military to seek cash from elsewhere

How North Korea’s decrepit tax system encourages illicit market activity
Peter WardPeter Ward April 7, 2023
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