March 04, 2021


Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Kim Jong Un pushes for ‘full-scale’ economic development across North Korea

DPRK leader orders city and county leaders to improve the local economy and increase political discipline

Colin Zwirko March 3, 2021

North Korea adopts ‘import disinfection’ law to boost trade amid pandemic

New laws on social security and east coast land development also passed by Supreme People’s Assembly

Colin Zwirko March 3, 2021

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

NK Pro March 3, 2021

North Korea replaces iconic newspaper stands with interactive touchscreen

North Koreans can now digitally read news as they wait for the train at one metro station in Pyongyang

Colin Zwirko March 3, 2021

Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Feb. 1 - Feb. 28

NK Pro March 2, 2021

North Korea’s economy is in a state of catastrophe, but the issue is decades-old

New data shows that the DPRK’s economic stagnation started much earlier than researchers previously thought

Peter Ward February 26, 2021

North Korean ships return to sea after a quiet COVID-19 winter

At least eight DPRK-flagged ships were active in Feb. 2021, as well as suspicious foreign-flagged ships

Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021

After months of delays, Kim Jong Un’s premier hospital could soon open up

A workers’ base camp was recently removed from Pyongyang General Hospital-related construction grounds 

Colin Zwirko February 19, 2021

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021

North Korea is boldly flouting sanctions with ships full of illegal fuel

A draft U.N. report suggests that North Korean ships are disguising themselves with greater sophistication

Min Chao Choy February 18, 2021
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