December 05, 2020


Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

Timeline: From Pyongyang's election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

NK Pro December 2, 2020

North Korea reports 8,594 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, zero confirmed infections

The DPRK reports its coronavirus numbers to the World Health Organization on a semi-regular basis

Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020

North Korean ships loiter at ports as the country grapples with COVID-19 anxiety

North Korea’s fleets idle in mid-to-late November, all while Chinese ships swarm the Yellow Sea for fishing

Min Chao Choy December 1, 2020

UN will swiftly greenlight aid to North Korea, but NGOs still face big hurdles

North Korea is facing serious economic hardship, and groups claim that South Korean and U.S. rules are the real problem

Jeongmin Kim December 1, 2020

Thirty aircraft spotted flying in light show formation in Chongjin, North Korea

A photo obtained by NK Pro suggests that North Korea was preparing for the "Day of Air Men" on Nov. 29

Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2020

After months of extreme quiet, North Korean ship traffic is back on the rise

Ships on the east coast might be moving goods around the country because summer typhoons destroyed key roads and bridges

Min Chao Choy November 20, 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns are causing severe imported food shortages in Pyongyang

Sources say that imported food items are scarce in major Pyongyang stores, but rural areas are probably less impacted

Chad O'Carroll November 19, 2020

South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening

Nearly 300 days have passed since North Korea closed its borders to shield itself from the “catastrophic” COVID-19 virus

Jeongmin Kim November 17, 2020

South Korea to invest $1.2 million in inter-Korean railway reconnection project

Construction on the Gyeongwon line is aimed at ultimately reconnecting railway up to Wonsan in North Korea

Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2020

North Korea in Oct. 2020: A month review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020

NK Pro November 3, 2020
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