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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 …
Simple Message in Second New Year's Address 
Date : January 2, 2014
At 9:00 am on January 1st, Kim Jong Eun delivered his second televised New Year’s address. According to a Daily NK report, the North Korean leader focused on promoting e…
North Korean Dissidents Inspired by Radio Program 
Date : December 30, 2013
Kim Seung-chul of North Korea Reform Radio reported to Chosun Ilbo on Sunday that he received a call for help from two North Korean dissidents in China. The pair reported…
NK Celebrates Kim Jong-un's Rise to Power 
Date : December 30, 2013
On Sunday, North Korea celebrated the second anniversary of Kim Jong-un's ascension to power and swore allegiance to him, state media reported. These latest series of eve…
An End to Mining to Unify Funds 
Date : December 30, 2013
According to a Daily NK report, approximately two months prior to the purge of Jang Sung Taek, the North Korean authorities halted exports of gold ore from mines in Hwang…
Rice Prices Bring Comparative Stability 
Date : December 27, 2013
The Daily NK reports that market prices in North Korea continue to respond well to the execution of Jang Song Taek. According to inside sources, on December 20th good qua…
North Korea's Economic Development Plan Doomed 
Date : December 26, 2013
According to a Yonhap News report, North Korea’s plan to attract foreign investment by setting up economic development zones is doomed to fail unless Pyongyang add…
Enforcing Loyal in the Wake of Executions 
Date : December 26, 2013
The North Korean authorities are still working to bring society under full ideological control following the shocking execution of Jang…
The State of North Korean Farming 
Date : December 24, 2013
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program recently released their 2013 Crop and Food Security Assessment Report (CFSAR) for the DPRK…
Jang's Family Transferred to Prison Camps 
Date : December 24, 2013
The Daily NK reports that a substantial number of Jang Song Taek’s blood relatives have been transferred to political prisons following his execution. A few hundred peop…
Enforcing Resolutions of Loyalty 
Date : December 24, 2013
According to a Daily NK report, North Korean civilians have been instructed to write “resolutions of loyalty” to the regime in the wake of the execution of Jang Song Ta…
Kim Jong Eun, No Consistency in Government Administration Strategy 
Date : December 24, 2013
A researcher at Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights, Kim Young Hwan predicted, “The Kim Jong Eun system will be maintained for a while, and approximately…
 
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