May 20, 2024

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Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size
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North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size

Claims about bulldozing major military bases to build ‘world’s largest’ farm mislead public about project, NK Pro finds

North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 18, 2024
Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world

Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world

Experts say growing consumer demand likely drove change but that regime’s paranoia will ensure it remains a step behind

Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy March 12, 2024
North Korea starts building factories in 13 more areas for rural development

North Korea starts building factories in 13 more areas for rural development

DPRK finishes breaking ground in 20 cities and counties, while hinting party will directly oversee 20x10 initiative

North Korea starts building factories in 13 more areas for rural development
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park March 11, 2024
US court orders forfeiture of 145 crypto accounts tied to North Korea cybercrime

US court orders forfeiture of 145 crypto accounts tied to North Korea cybercrime

Washington alleges two Chinese nationals used accounts to launder some $100M in virtual assets stolen by DPRK

US court orders forfeiture of 145 crypto accounts tied to North Korea cybercrime
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 8, 2024
North Korea’s ‘draconian’ COVID response exacerbated humanitarian crisis: Report

North Korea’s ‘draconian’ COVID response exacerbated humanitarian crisis: Report

Human Rights Watch says sealing border had ‘devastating consequences,’ while highlighting adverse impact of sanctions

North Korea’s ‘draconian’ COVID response exacerbated humanitarian crisis: Report
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy March 8, 2024
North Korea breaks ground on six new factories in a week in development push

North Korea breaks ground on six new factories in a week in development push

Experts say top officials at events likely tasked with overseeing 20x10 projects, signaling regime’s economic priorities

North Korea breaks ground on six new factories in a week in development push
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 7, 2024
Shoddy construction raises questions about Kim Jong Un’s new ‘rural revolution’
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Shoddy construction raises questions about Kim Jong Un’s new ‘rural revolution’

Five-year-old apartments already deteriorating in town where North Korea launched new project, state media reveals

Shoddy construction raises questions about Kim Jong Un’s new ‘rural revolution’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 6, 2024
North Korea preps for major construction near Wonsan Kalma beach resort: Imagery
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North Korea preps for major construction near Wonsan Kalma beach resort: Imagery

Worker camp appears near unopened resort as hundreds of homes demolished, suggesting resumption of work or new project

North Korea preps for major construction near Wonsan Kalma beach resort: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 4, 2024
North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro March 1, 2024
Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
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Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from February 1 to February 29, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
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NK Pro March 1, 2024
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