December 04, 2021

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU

Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU

Unification ministry points to technical inspections, quarantine facilities near the DPRK-China land border

Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 23, 2021
North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

Aerospace engineers, students gather after Kim Jong Un ordered development of military recon satellite earlier this year

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 22, 2021
Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Short turnaround since last conference suggests North Korea aims to root out anti-socialist ideas, boost production

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young November 22, 2021
North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report

Efforts to snuff out corruption fail to make a dent, though expert says practices help people survive amid challenges

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 19, 2021
North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

‘Three Revolutions’ reward and punishment system to be expanded, Kim Jong Un tells party conference

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 19, 2021
North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty

North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty

Stories of young men who met Kim Jong Un and found ‘new path’ in life aired in detail on state TV

North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 18, 2021
After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 18, 2021
The US must work with China to denuclearize North Korea

The US must work with China to denuclearize North Korea

Beijing has economic and political leverage, but it wants to maintain North Korea as a buffer state against US

The US must work with China to denuclearize North Korea
Chan Young Bang
Chan Young Bang November 17, 2021
Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project

Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project

Inspection of mountain town is North Korean leader’s first appearance in 35 days and first outside Pyongyang this year

Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2021
Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
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Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3

Minute trade figures come amid COVID spike in the Russian Far East, new uncertainty surrounding potential trade restart

Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 15, 2021