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Order to release military rice for general population 
Date : June 30, 2021
North Korea orders the release of military rice stores to general populationInminban (people’s units) in each district of Chongjin held meetings on June 23. “During the…
Food prices are unstable 
Date : June 25, 2021
Food prices are unstableThe prices of staple foods such as rice and corn, which had skyrocketed since the beginning of June, dropped on the 19th but rose sharply on the 2…
Commodity prices skyrocket while currency exchange rates plummet 
Date : June 25, 2021
Commodity prices skyrocket while currency exchange rates plummetCommodity prices in some regions of North Korea are skyrocketing while the country’s currency exchange ra…
Efforts to wean people off of Chinese mobile phones 
Date : June 25, 2021
Efforts to wean people off of Chinese mobile phonesNorth Korean authorities in Sinuiju are marking this year’s “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month” (June 25 –…
NK authorities order expatriates in China to avoid South Koreans 
Date : May 31, 2021
N. Korean authorities order expatriates in China to avoid any direct or indirect contact with South KoreansNorth Korean authorities are implementing measures to ferret ou…
Security agency arrests family of three trying to defect on Kim Il Sung’s birth... 
Date : May 27, 2021
North Korea’s security agency arrests family of three trying to defect on Kim Il Sung’s birthdayNorth Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) arrested a family of thr…
NK limits export of uranium concentrate in Pyongsan 
Date : May 27, 2021
N. Korea limits export of uranium concentrate in Pyongsan to just a few key organizationsAmid increasing signs that North Korea is expanding its uranium mining, North Kor…
Freight trains have not entered NK from China 
Date : May 27, 2021
Freight trains have not entered North Korea from China Despite signs Sino-North Korean trade was set to resume in mid-May, Daily NK has learned that freight cars des…
NK mobilize inminban leaders to crackdown on street vendors 
Date : May 12, 2021
N. Korean authorities mobilize inminban leaders to crackdown on street vendorsNorth Korean authorities have recently mobilized inminban (people’s unit) leaders in some a…
Woman who endured physical pain during Military Foundation Day performance prais... 
Date : May 12, 2021
Woman who endured physical pain during Military Foundation Day performance praised for loyaltyA woman in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province reportedly collapsed on Apr. 25…
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…
 
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