Washington had hoped the diplomat’s visit would gain a US citizen’s freedom.
Residents of the border town of Sinuiju say the project won’t benefit ordinary people.
It will be the first public trip to Pyongyang by a U.S. official in more than two years.
Tailors produce fake luxury brand clothes inspired by the first lady’s designer goods.
National leader Kim Jong Un calls for a switch from poultry and pigs to rabbits and goats.
The food center was the brainchild of ex-dictator Kim Jong Il.
The milk was provided by South Korea for humanitarian assistance.
A seventh round of talks yields the deal, but no date is set for reopening the joint project.
North Koreans hungry for tech skills are buying them up on the black market, sources say.
The move appears to have sharply reduced the number of North Koreans crossing into China.
He is punished for the second time over a performance gaffe.