Wednesday 22nd July, 2015
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North Korean cell phone usage soared partly due to its popularity with the younger generation. When they first appeared in North Korea, the phones were used to conduct informal market activities. ...

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Tuesday 21st July, 2015
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Smugglers have begun operating at large at new points along the China-North Korea border....

Thursday 16th July, 2015
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How does bribing your way out of the criminal law system work in North Korea?...

Tuesday 14th July, 2015
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New Focus interviews a resident of Hamkyung Province regarding the current market conditions....

Monday 13th July, 2015
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North Korean women are finding increasingly bold ways to avoid inspection from authorities, the "fashion police", while flaunting imported garments in public places....

Thursday 9th July, 2015
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Ex-soldiers and train control staff top the list....

Monday 6th July, 2015
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If you're thinking about doing business in North Korea, you may want to reconsider this item....

Friday 3rd July, 2015
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It's getting harder for North Koreans to escape through the border into China, as smugglers, brokers and North Korean authorities join hands....

Thursday 2nd July, 2015
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According to Kim Jeong-Hyun, “There is a detention facility (kyohwaso) a little way away from the centre of Sariwon that only holds cadres.”...

Tuesday 30th June, 2015
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Disease outbreak in North Korea is seen as opportunity, not crisis....