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North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’

Expert says allegations seek to distract from power production problems, while another notes energy theft is pervasive

North Korean media issues rare rebuke of those who waste ‘precious electricity’
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2023
North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model

NK News analysis suggests DPRK brands are importing components for devices, in apparent sanctions violation by Beijing

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 13, 2023
North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
NK PRO

North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal

NK Pro analysis points to DPRK’s illicit efforts to generate currency through exports and acquire Chinese ships

North Korea’s new cargo ships flock to Chinese ports handling iron and coal
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 7, 2023
The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field

Frustration at lack of progress among factors driving exodus, which some fear could diminish understanding of DPRK

The revolving door: Why people end up quitting the North Korea field
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 30, 2023
North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street

North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street

Jindallae brand appears to be growing in popularity, despite persistent economic problems in much of the country

North Korean smartphone brand opens showcase shop on skyscraper street
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 21, 2023
Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
NK PRO

Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship

Satellite imagery shows three ships side by side outside Nampho, amid suspicious surge in activity around port

Chinese crane vessel engages in likely illicit transfer with North Korean ship
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 19, 2023
US says North Korean missile agency sent 1,000 workers to China, sold to Iran

US says North Korean missile agency sent 1,000 workers to China, sold to Iran

Treasury sanctions Beijing-based couple for allegedly helping bring workers to China and procuring missile materials

US says North Korean missile agency sent 1,000 workers to China, sold to Iran
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 16, 2023
North Korea wants to remove household solar panels, build community energy farms

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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 14, 2023
One step forward, two back: North Korea’s confounding new financial reforms
NK PRO

One step forward, two back: North Korea’s confounding new financial reforms

Reports suggest regional banks have more power than ever, even as state reigns in market mechanisms on national level

One step forward, two back: North Korea’s confounding new financial reforms
Peter Ward
Peter Ward June 13, 2023
Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals

Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals

Rare inspections tied to economy come amid focus on military, as leader also approves new mural to push personality cult

Kim Jong Un secretly visited medical factories last year, state media reveals
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 12, 2023
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