North Korea’s citizens are not allowed to freely visit the capital, but many sneak in anyway.
South Korea puts the number of workers sent overseas by the North at 70,000-100,000.
Repatriating migrants in Russia vow to return next year, while China allows more North Koreans to enter.
Security Council resolution requires that all North Korean workers return home by Dec. 22.
In new HRNK report Digital Trenches, Martyn Williams shows how North Korea is fighting the spread of information emboldened by advances in technology.
Experts say they are trying to push back at U.S. policies towards them, and are also trying to “placate Pyongyang.”
Chinese authorities are mounting a crackdown on North Korean fisheries products.
Judge Rohatul Akmar Abdullah says Mun Chol Myong has 15 days to appeal the ruling.
Computer science students edited foreign porn videos and sold them on flash drives
Wealthy suspected of using stockpiles of ill-gotten funds to acquire bounty of foreign goods they likely intend to resell.
Others warn that not holding Pyongyang accountable on human rights issues compromises U.S. values.
Extraditing Mun Chol Myong to the United States would violate his rights, defense lawyer says.
Kim visited for the third time in 2019 for the opening ceremony of a new town in the massive tourist zone.
Government uses disabled children and athletes for propaganda.
Drill occurred on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the last major inter-Korean skirmish, at Yeonpyeong island.
Sources say Chinese authorities are less likely to bust seafood smugglers this year.
Eyeglasses made in South Korea are seen as higher quality than more easily procured Chinese or North Korean ones.
Workers must pay their own way home, and trains are cheaper than flights.
Harsh sentence signals more scrutiny for the Hwagyo community.
NGO directed 13 refugees through China and Southeast Asia to safety using mobile phones last month.
Sources suspect the new cards are a plot to figure out who has fled the country.
Government inspectors and military officials alike gripe about supply and personnel shortages as they try to whip the military into shape.
Critics say deportation was unconstitutional and possibly in violation of international law.
Latest incident leaves locals fearful of soldiers working at state-managed construction zone.
Survey by South Korean university asks 116 refugees to state reasons for Pyongyang’s economic problems.
Confections are sold at 10 times the cost of their raw materials in cash-grab at expense of grains.
People dislike being mobilized or forced to donate supplies to prepare for the supreme leader’s frequent visits.
Crackdown forces smugglers doing business with Chinese to lay low, as inflow of contraband comes to a halt.
Pyongyang claims it is HIV and AIDS-free, but U.S. journal says 8,300 or more in the country live with the disease.
Citizens can’t believe Kim spoke negatively about previous leaders and trade officials worry that bulldozing buildings will scare off Chinese investors in other projects.