North Korean Workers Stranded in China After Being Idled by COVID-19

Sandra Loyd

Great deals of North Korean workers are stranded in China– made out of work by the coronavirus, however not able to return home till they fulfill hard cash quotas set by the federal government in Pyongyang that exports their labor and takes more than 90 percent of their earnings. The workers, along with the North […]

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North Korean City of Chongjin on Lockdown After New COVID-19 Outbreak

Sandra Loyd

A new COVID-19 outbreak at 2 significant factories in the North Korean commercial center of Chongjin has actually triggered authorities to block the nation’s 3rd biggest city, an extreme action not seen in Pyongyang’s preliminary substantial actions to the pandemic in January, sources informed RFA. While North Korea openly declares that it has actually not […]

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China Quietly Shipping Grain to North Korea, Port Sources Say

Sandra Loyd

Ships bring grain identified as “construction materials” have actually been cruising from a northeastern Chinese port to close-by North Korea, dockworkers informed RFA, explaining a secret operation run during the night kept to prevent international analysis. North Korea, which has actually had problem with persistent food insecurity for years, suffered a substantial financial shock in […]

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Official North Korean Fury at Defectors Belies Popular Envy of Remittances From Exiles

Sandra Loyd

North Korea has actually exploded a display inter-Korean conference hall and pushed people to sign up with staged venting rallies to show its fury at what it deems traitors who have actually left to South Korea, after little groups of them introduced balloons bring brochures knocking leader Kim Jong Un. Not all North Koreans are […]

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sends ‘Strategic’ Praises to Xi Jinping

Sandra Loyd

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un sent out a “verbal message” to Chinese President Xi Jinping, applauding China’s efficiency in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, according to state media, in what experts stated was a tactical relocation to support Pyongyang’s relations with Beijing. Kim “praised [Xi], extremely valuing that he is taking a chance […]

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North Korean State Media Report Kim Jong Un Appearance on Friday

Sandra Loyd

UPGRADED at 9: 21 p.m. EDT on 2020-05-01 North Korean state media reported that leader Kim Jong Un checked out a factory north of Pyongyang Friday, in his first reported public appearance in 3 weeks, as reports about his disease that have actually swirled around social media have actually begun permeating into his reclusive nation. […]

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Ruling Party Lecturers Admit COVID-19 is Spreading in North Korea, Contradicting Official Claims

Sandra Loyd

Authorities in North Korea have actually been informing residents in public lectures that there were validated coronavirus cases within the reclusive nation’s borders as early as late March, contradicting Pyongyang’s claims that it stays devoid of the epidemic that has actually infected all of its next-door neighbors, RFA has actually discovered. 2 sources within North […]

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Smugglers Beaten as North Korea Applies Military Law in COVID-19 Response

Sandra Loyd

2 smugglers were savagely beaten by a North Korean anti-smuggling job force this month as the nation’s tolerance of smuggling throughout the border with China has actually paved the way to a crackdown due to issue over coronavirus, a source near the border informed RFA’s Korean Service. North Korea, which Wednesday declared it was totally […]

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