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China’s grain exports to North Korea plummet by 90% in January and February
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China’s grain exports to North Korea plummet by 90% in January and February

Reported drop in exports consistent with previous years during Lunar New Year, but may be exacerbated by coronavirus

China’s grain exports to North Korea plummet by 90% in January and February
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 25, 2020
What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea
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What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea

The hospital's central, symbolic location could reflect growing demand for better medical facilities

What plans for a new Pyongyang hospital say about class politics in North Korea
Christopher Green
Christopher Green March 25, 2020
Sanctions “impeding” North Korea’s COVID-19 efforts, UN human rights chief warns

Sanctions “impeding” North Korea’s COVID-19 efforts, UN human rights chief warns

After accusing Pyongyang of crimes against humanity, statement is UN human rights chief's second on DPRK this month

Sanctions “impeding” North Korea’s COVID-19 efforts, UN human rights chief warns
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 24, 2020
North Korea issues new e-book to assist with coronavirus diagnosis, treatment

North Korea issues new e-book to assist with coronavirus diagnosis, treatment

Electronic leaflet reportedly aimed at providing citizens with an "accurate understanding" of COVID-19

North Korea issues new e-book to assist with coronavirus diagnosis, treatment
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 24, 2020
Ask a North Korean: how do people keep warm during harsh North Korean winters?

Ask a North Korean: how do people keep warm during harsh North Korean winters?

"From October to April, Hyesanites struggle for survival"

Ask a North Korean: how do people keep warm during harsh North Korean winters?
Tae-il Shim March 24, 2020
If North Korea needs coronavirus help, “we’ll give them help,” Trump says

If North Korea needs coronavirus help, “we’ll give them help,” Trump says

Pyongyang denies having any COVID-19 infections, but Trump says North Korea is "going through something"

If North Korea needs coronavirus help, “we’ll give them help,” Trump says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 23, 2020
North Korean official purged for “debauchery,” defying quarantine: state media

North Korean official purged for “debauchery,” defying quarantine: state media

Chonnae county cadre accused of undermining nationwide coronavirus prevention measures by organizing drinking parties

North Korean official purged for “debauchery,” defying quarantine: state media
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 23, 2020
North Korean foreign ministry boasts of “clean land” free of coronavirus cases

North Korean foreign ministry boasts of “clean land” free of coronavirus cases

In unusual move, MFA statement promotes Chinese praise of DPRK virus prevention measures

North Korean foreign ministry boasts of “clean land” free of coronavirus cases
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 20, 2020
Why North Korea’s healthcare sector is better equipped than many believe

Why North Korea’s healthcare sector is better equipped than many believe

The DPRK is able to strictly enforce quarantine measures and has a large number of doctors in the population

Why North Korea’s healthcare sector is better equipped than many believe
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 19, 2020
U.S. offered to help North Korea fight coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo says

U.S. offered to help North Korea fight coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo says

"It’s the right thing to do in a time of crisis," Pompeo says, though nature of State Dept's outreach to DPRK is unclear

U.S. offered to help North Korea fight coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer March 19, 2020