August 19, 2022

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North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

Uptick aligns with DPRK’s self-reported decline in cases, though total trade still far below pre-pandemic peak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 18, 2022
North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Podcast

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 9, 2022
Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls

New photos show American, Chinese and Japanese brands at Pyongyang shops, raising questions about how they entered DPRK

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 9, 2022
North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
NK PRO

North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak

But imagery tells different story, as expert says Nampho has received at least 30 oil deliveries from China this year

North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022

North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2022
North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says

North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says

Bank of Korea estimates 0.1% contraction as COVID, economic mismanagement and sanctions weigh on the economy

North Korea’s economy contracts for second straight year, ROK central bank says
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 28, 2022
North Korea buys thousands more ventilators, hinting at untold COVID suffering
NK PRO

North Korea buys thousands more ventilators, hinting at untold COVID suffering

Import of medical equipment from China appears at odds with state media claims of only 75 deaths from 5 million cases

North Korea buys thousands more ventilators, hinting at untold COVID suffering
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 20, 2022
COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data

COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data

Trade in June just 20% of that in April, before DPRK implemented nationwide controls and two sides suspended rail trade

COVID outbreaks depress North Korea-China trade in June: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 19, 2022
North Korea in June 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in June 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022

North Korea in June 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro July 1, 2022
North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

Firm joined joint China-DPRK event as it ended, exhibiting ‘high voltage distribution box’ used in industrial settings

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 1, 2022
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