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Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise
News

Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise

Expert says food imports from China unlikely to impact most citizens amid concerns about acute hunger crisis

Key fertilizer chemical tops North Korean imports in May, grain shipments rise
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin June 20, 2023
South Korean ministry to investigate forced labor in North Korea
News

South Korean ministry to investigate forced labor in North Korea

Human rights inquiry to include interviews with defectors as Yoon administration continues to spotlight abuses in DPRK

South Korean ministry to investigate forced labor in North Korea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer June 19, 2023
What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism
Analysis

What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism

Food shortages have likely worsened during COVID, and the longer this goes on, the more desperate the situation becomes

What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism
James FretwellJames Fretwell June 16, 2023
State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace
Analysis

State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace

An in-depth review of Kim’s letter for Russia Day, praise for a self-sacrificing nurse, no reports on plenum and more

State media review: Kim Jong Un vows to ‘hold hands’ with Putin to defend peace
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung June 15, 2023
North Korea has registered for Asian Games in China, organizers confirm
COVID-19

North Korea has registered for Asian Games in China, organizers confirm

Sports competition in fall would be DPRK’s first of pandemic, though it skipped an Olympic qualifier after registering

North Korea has registered for Asian Games in China, organizers confirm
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy June 15, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?

Private markets have introduced new perspectives, but the dictatorship means few place much stock on social progress

Ask a North Korean: How has DPRK society progressed over the years?
Sersong Han June 15, 2023
Why North Korea barely moves the needle for South Korean voters – Ep. 293
North Korea News Podcast

Why North Korea barely moves the needle for South Korean voters – Ep. 293

Karl Friedhoff talks ROK polls, plus a new NK Pro analysis reveals China expanding prisons that hold defectors

Why North Korea barely moves the needle for South Korean voters – Ep. 293
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 14, 2023
North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms
News

North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms

Expert says citizens could lose power without personal panels, which became popular amid chronic energy shortages

North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko June 14, 2023
China expanding prisons where North Korean escapees are held: Investigation
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China expanding prisons where North Korean escapees are held: Investigation

NK Pro identifies construction at 3 key border facilities, suggesting efforts to increase capacity to detain defectors

China expanding prisons where North Korean escapees are held: Investigation
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer June 13, 2023
Web surfing a privilege of only North Korea’s most rarefied elite: Report
News

Web surfing a privilege of only North Korea’s most rarefied elite: Report

NGO says intrusive security measures mean few even know internet exists, calling access a basic human right

Web surfing a privilege of only North Korea’s most rarefied elite: Report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin June 12, 2023