Clothing must not bear labels showing manufacture in rival South Korea, though.
UN sanctions are helping push vacancy rates up in Dadong, China as business with North Korea slows.
They are avoiding patronizing them so as to not attract additional attention from North Korean monitors who track their moves.
But sales of Taedonggang beer are limited to stores that carry products for the Korean communities in two cities in Liaoning province.
Removal of a national symbol looks like a protest against the dictatorship.
Police in North Hamgyong province stop and fine drivers for a wide range of infractions, sources say.
Closures come after deputy health minister finds multiple problems at clinics in Dar es Salaam following RFA investigation.
The move will further reduce the profits earned by store managers, adding to central government revenue.
They avoid paying rent by helping Chinese partners make contacts for trade across the border.
New, tough U.N. sanctions against the country for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch have prompted the move.
China's Xi also tells Obama he will enforce U.N. nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang, which fired another missile during a nuclear security summit in Washington.
The move may be aimed at creating a more energetic image for North Korea's ruling party, sources say.
News of one incident that occurred in Yanggang province has spread across the country, putting a damper on the idolization of leader Kim Jong Un.
Pyongyang warns of ‘preemptive strike of justice’ while Washington and Seoul move to tighten sanctions.
The eateries have experienced financial problems following the regime’s recent launch of a long-range rocket and nuclear test.
Otto Warmbier is sentenced for trying to steal a propaganda banner in what North Korea calls a "serious offense" against the state.
In a move that is designed to put cash in the government's hands, people can buy time off from the latest state-imposed workathon.