Insights

Wednesday 30th November, 2016
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Despite UN sanctions, China has been reportedly exporting fuel by train from a Dandong military fuel supply centre to North Korea, according to a report by Radio Free Asia. ...

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Friday 21st October, 2016
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But only for a lucky few....

Wednesday 19th October, 2016
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With its multiple uses – food, currency, and alcohol – corn is an indispensable part of the ordinary North Korean citizen’s life. An insight into corn and the unofficial economy in ...

Thursday 13th October, 2016
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Hell, even if he wanted to he couldn't. So what's stopping him? In this column, Jang Jinsung explains the personality cult that surrounds Kim Jong Un....

Wednesday 28th September, 2016
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Inside source reports that stricter inspections and wider detection of illegal phone calls are being enforced in North Korea, to prevent communication and movement among North Koreans in the aftermath...

Monday 26th September, 2016
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A spokesperson for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said last Saturday on 24th of September that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon shall “pay a dear price” for his rem...

Wednesday 21st September, 2016
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It is a particularly unsuccessful year for North Korean agriculture. An inside source in North Korea has reported that torrenting rains have affected the potato harvest in Unheung and Daehongdan in Ry...

Monday 19th September, 2016
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High school students have been asked to spy on one another during a new round of propaganda lectures early September....

Wednesday 14th September, 2016
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This week is Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday. North Koreans recall how they used to spend Chuseok back in their hometowns....

Friday 9th September, 2016
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In the era of informal market activity or the jangmadang generation of North Korea, it is almost essential for a woman to work. That means sending their children to North Korean private daycare....

Wednesday 7th September, 2016
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“Your face is as big as my fist!” In beauty-obsessed South Korea, this is a compliment; in North Korea, an insult....