The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more
Every week, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of state media from North Korea.
The following review, covering the period of Jan. 7 to 13, 2022, features detailed analysis on the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television and other state outlets.
This week’s review includes:North Korea’s third test of what it claims is a “hypersonic” ballistic missile A report hinting at the possible loosening of the country’s austere pandemic restrictions A television drama promoting recycling that aligns with efforts to create more
- 01From QR codes to the blockchain: Inside North Korea’s digital payment plans
- 02Kim Jong Un reviews old satellite imagery despite North Korea’s new eyes in sky
- 03Eyes above: How a new ROK satellite will help monitor North Korea’s every move
- 04Timeline: From North Korea’s satellite launch to scrapping 2018 military deal
- 05North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
- 06State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal
- 07In orbit: Everything we know about North Korea’s new spy satellite so far
- 08Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector