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Econonic Potential of NK's Rare Mineral Reserves 
Date : January 27, 2014
A recent geological study indicates that North Korea could hold approximately 216 million tons of rare earth minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high def…
Unease Around Increased Border Security 
Date : January 27, 2014
Inspection teams made up of political university students have begun patrolling the Sino-North Korean border and making arrests causing unease in the region. A Daily NK s…
Jang Purge Increases Regulations for Regional Traders 
Date : January 27, 2014
Every North Korean province permits a select group of individuals (approximately a dozen) to travel to and from China relatively freely to engage in cross-border trade. S…
The Material Life of Successful Pyongyangites 
Date : January 27, 2014
According to a report from the Daily NK, while the majority of the North Korean population suffers from malnutrition and chronic food shortages, there is a growing middle…
Kenneth Bae Urges US to Help Secure His Release in North Korea 
Date : January 26, 2014
Fifteen months ago, Kenneth Bae was imprisoned for committing "hostile acts" against the North Korean government. He is currently serving out his sentence. This week…
North Korea Worst for Christian Persecution 
Date : January 20, 2014
North Korea has been named the worst persecutor of Christians for the twelfth year in a row, according to a list created by the Christian organization Open Doors. The lis…
President Park Calls for Family Reunions 
Date : January 7, 2014
On Monday President Park Geun-hye proposed a fresh round of reunions for families separated by the Korean War. The reunions would take place on the Lunar New Year, which …
Birthday Candy Produced for Children 
Date : January 7, 2014
Gift packs of candy, gum and biscuits have been produced for presentation to North Korean children in honor of Kim Jong Eun’s birthday on January 8th. It is tradition fo…
The New Capitalists 
Date : January 6, 2014
According to recent reports, more than 80% of North Koreans are apparently buying and selling goods on the black market or engaging in other commercial activities to make…
North Korean Drug Trade Expands 
Date : January 6, 2014
The Daily NK reports that drugs manufactured in North Korea are making their way into Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia by way of Chinese brokers and with North Kore…
North Koreans Speak: 2013 in Review 
Date : January 6, 2014
The Daily NK contacted three North Korean citizens by phone in the days immediately following Kim Jong Eun’s televised New Year’s address to gauge public opinion about …
Capitalism Spreading in North Korea 
Date : January 3, 2014
Most North Koreans now rely on open-air markets or other forms of commerce to make a living. According to South Korean think tanks, the development of such markets would …
Living Conditions Getting Worse for Ordinary N.Koreans 
Date : January 3, 2014
Chosun Ilbo reports that living conditions are getting worse for ordinary North Koreans andthere is growing consensus in South Korea about the need to help North Koreans …
Chosun Rice Prices Fall Below Chinese 
Date : January 3, 2014
The Daily NK reported that domestic rice is currently on sale in North Korea’s official public markets for less than rice produced in China. Normally North Korean rice t…
Kim Jong Eun Hits the Slopes 
Date : January 2, 2014
A recent column in the Washington Post's World View section showed pictures of Kim Jong Eun sitting alone on a ski lift during his inspection of the Masik Pass …
 
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