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North Korea is recruiting laborers for construction sites abroad 
Date : April 26, 2021
North Korea is currently recruiting laborers to send to construction sites abroadNorth Korea is in the midst of recruiting laborers to send abroad as part of full-fledged…
Detention facilities are full of defectors 
Date : April 22, 2021
Detention facilities in Dandong are “full” of defectorsDetention facilities for North Korean defectors caught in China are reportedly at full capacity.  According …
Growing signs that official trade will soon begin 
Date : April 22, 2021
Growing signs that official trade will soon beginAfter fifteen months of economic hardship due to the COVID-19 border blockade, there are growing signs that the North Kor…
Sanatorium director arrested for selling bottled water 
Date : April 21, 2021
Sanatorium director in N. Pyongan Province arrested for selling bottled water at inflated pricesNorth Korean authorities recently dismissed the director of the Tongchang …
Crackdown on grasshopper markets in Chongjin 
Date : April 21, 2021
North Korean authorities attempt to crackdown on “grasshopper markets” in ChongjinNorth Korean authorities are using Ministry of Social Security officers to seize goods…
Sunam Market vendors face punishment 
Date : March 31, 2021
Eleven Sunam Market vendors face punishment after selling smuggled goodsEleven market vendors in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, whose businesses had been suffering fr…
Students start new school semester on April 1 at home 
Date : March 31, 2021
North Korean students to start new school semester on April 1 at homeWith the spring semester starting on Apr. 1, North Korean authorities have decided to begin the new a…
5,000 soldiers deployed to coal mines, 
Date : March 31, 2021
More than 5,000 soldiers who completed military service deployed to coal mines, fishing villagesMore than 5,000 soldiers who had completed their military service or had r…
Elderly man dies during construction of Bipa-dong 
Date : March 25, 2021
Elderly man dies during government attempt to evict people from a building in PyongyangFollowing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s call for the construction of 10,000 re…
Overseas traders express disappointment at North Korea’s failure to “protect”... 
Date : March 25, 2021
Overseas traders express disappointment at North Korea’s failure to “protect” Mun Chol MyongIn the wake of Malaysia’s extradition to the United States of a North Kore…
Commodity prices fall significantly 
Date : March 25, 2021
Commodity prices fall significantly in Chongjin’s Sunam MarketCommodity prices in some of North Korea’s markets have been falling recently, Daily NK has learned. A sour…
Expansion of political prison camp 
Date : February 20, 2021
North Korea orders expansion of political prison camp systemThe North Korean authorities have reportedly ordered the expansion of political prison camps in the country. A…
Efforts for telecommunications environment face hurdles 
Date : February 20, 2021
Efforts to improve telecommunications environment face many hurdlesNorth Korea has made it clear it wishes to improve the nation’s telecommunication environment. But due…
A quarter of NK have access to electricity 
Date : February 8, 2021
Only a quarter of N. Koreans presumed to have access to electricity: CIAOnly 26 percent of the population in North Korea were presumed to have access to electricity in 20…
USD-KPW exchange rate climbing 
Date : February 8, 2021
USD-KPW exchange rate begins climbing amid hopes for restart in tradeAfter plummeting to new lows right after the Eighth Party Congress, the USD-KPW exchange rate has beg…
 
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