Joint internal security operations dubbed the ‘9.8 Measures’ implemented in North Korea.
New Focus correspondents were informed via telephone that specific numbers of North Korean overseas labourers in their 20s and 30s have been sent to different provinces in China.
North Korea’s elite do not begin to believe that “Kim Yo Jong can be powerful”; it is only the outside world that speculates it.
How do you distinguish between what North Korea says and what it intends and means and desires?
A system and a people are not one and the same; a cult and a nation are not one and the same.
Those among the North Korean elite behaving in ways more “factional” than Jang Song Thaek.
The North Korean political system makes it all but impossible for Choe to suddenly be the “second most powerful man”.
Kim Jong Un breaks Kim Jong Il’s smoking ban order.
Escapees often hide the truth about their escape from their families back home in North Korea, by assuring family members that ‘escaping North Korea isn’t as hard as it seems’.
“When it comes to sex, North Korean culture is that closed – because of this, sex in North Korea can only go further into the shadows.”
The trade of smuggled goods in North Korea now includes batches of leeches.
Mothers consider a range of factors when contemplating and choosing the perfect daughter-in-law, including what occupation they have. In North Korea, “illegal teachers” are the number one choice.
In North Korea, where fuel is scarce, one wonders what laps against the walls of those tanks.