February 21, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means

A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means

Dr. Victor Cha sees S. Korea moving to capitalize on downturn in Beijing-Pyongyang ties

A shift in Sino-Korean relations, and what it means
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim June 18, 2014
Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Ethnic Koreans from China, unlike those from Japan, capitalized on the changing economy of the ‘90s

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 15, 2014
Construction of seven star hotel in North Korea grinds to a halt

Construction of seven star hotel in North Korea grinds to a halt

Mothballed hotel would have been between 45-75 floors high

Construction of seven star hotel in North Korea grinds to a halt
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 11, 2014
The diet of the North’s new rich

The diet of the North’s new rich

Far from starving, Pyongyangites enjoy a large and diverse restaurant scene

The diet of the North’s new rich
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 2, 2014
Money matters: The three-tiered system of 1980s North Korean currency

Money matters: The three-tiered system of 1980s North Korean currency

Won came different forms, but the redder your money the better in 1980s Pyongyang

Money matters: The three-tiered system of 1980s North Korean currency
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 28, 2014
ANALYSIS: Photos reveal “shocking” state of North Korean construction industry

ANALYSIS: Photos reveal “shocking” state of North Korean construction industry

Construction photos of Pyongyang's hallmark Changjon Street apartment reveal numerous structural flaws

ANALYSIS: Photos reveal “shocking” state of North Korean construction industry
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 28, 2014
Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea

Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea

Getting a driver’s license to begin with in North Korea takes a lot of time; there are only two driving academies nationwide

Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon May 27, 2014
What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t

What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t

Can be useful source of information, if applied correctly

What night-time satellite imagery says about N. Korea – and what it doesn’t
Ole Jakob Skåtun
Ole Jakob Skåtun May 16, 2014
North Korea by night: the technical side

North Korea by night: the technical side

For the tech-savvy, Travis Pope gives a walkthrough of the intricacies behind luminosity-based N.Korea studies

North Korea by night: the technical side
Travis Pope
Travis Pope May 16, 2014