April 20, 2024
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Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month
News

North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month

Expert says trendline appears normal despite slight on-year decline in Q1, suggesting exchanges could still grow in 2024

North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin April 19, 2024
Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project
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Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Bombastic ceremony for 10K-home street in capital comes amid efforts to boost North Korean leader’s personality cult

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 17, 2024
Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension
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Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension

Activity at Rason could aim to resume coal transshipment as two countries engage in alleged arms trade at adjacent piers

Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 16, 2024
Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties
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Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties

Both sides tight-lipped about talks as Beijing remains cautious about aligning with ‘rogue’ North Korea, expert says

Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer April 15, 2024
Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
Opinion

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

‘Picturing the DPRK’ offers a sympathetic look at DPRK life but sometimes omits context needed to understand country

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
David TizzardDavid Tizzard April 15, 2024
Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries
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Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries

But expert questions index’s reliance on opinions over data, arguing it underestimates cyber dangers from DPRK

Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 12, 2024
North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast
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North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast

Construction in Haeju Bay may be for long-planned tidal plant that Kim Jong Un said could help solve power shortages

North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 12, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?

The state frames labor as a form of war and gives workers little rest, wringing out everything it can from citizens

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim April 9, 2024
Kim Jong Un reveals expansive plans for new apartments and offices in Pyongyang
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Kim Jong Un reveals expansive plans for new apartments and offices in Pyongyang

North Korean leader inspects second-stage 10K home project nearing deadline, while showing scale of next stages

Kim Jong Un reveals expansive plans for new apartments and offices in Pyongyang
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 8, 2024
Kim Jong Un adds Cadillac SUV to growing luxury car collection
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Kim Jong Un adds Cadillac SUV to growing luxury car collection

North Korean leader appears to obtain new vehicles after warning nation to expect increasing economic challenges

Kim Jong Un adds Cadillac SUV to growing luxury car collection
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 3, 2024
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