April 18, 2021
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North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Author ImageColin Zwirko April 16, 2021
Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

The country’s latest Foreign Trade magazine touts artwork from a studio sanctioned by the US and UN

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry
Author ImageChad O'Carroll April 14, 2021
North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author ImageNK Pro April 2, 2021
After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

At least five DPRK-flagged ships not seen since 2017 reappeared near the Shandong Peninsula

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 1, 2021
Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests

Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31

Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests
Author ImageNK Pro March 31, 2021
North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms

North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms

North Korea hinted that it was going to exert more state control over the economy, but is that really happening?

North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms
Author ImagePeter Ward March 29, 2021
Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening

Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening

Construction worker camps were removed and trucks moved around the sprawling beach resort, satellite imagery shows

Two years past deadline, major North Korean beach resort inches towards opening
Author ImageColin Zwirko March 25, 2021
North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19

North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19

China only exported electricity to the DPRK in Feb. 2021, with total trade values sliding under a mere $2 million

North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 22, 2021
North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump

North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump

Chinese exports to the DPRK hit a record low since at least 2017, according to new numbers from January and February

North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump
Author ImageMin Chao Choy March 19, 2021
North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights

North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights

Diplomat Ri Ryong Nam was appointed around the same time as a series of reports on increased China-DPRK cooperation

North Korea’s new China ambassador may boost economic cooperation to new heights
Author ImageJohn Petrushka March 18, 2021
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