Second Kim-Trump summit likely, but Kim intends to play ‘China card.’
Regime's openness about shortcomings seen as departure from previous eras.
Authorities are failing to stop corruption in the KPA as officers struggle on low salaries.
Robert Collins report focuses on the suffering of ‘Ma and Pa Kim’
Minerals and seafood are smuggled out, while oil is smuggled in, sources on the border say.
Lecture materials shower supreme leader with adulation, but attendees collectively roll their eyes.
Freeze on working visas thins the numbers of North Korean musician-waitresses in Vladivostok
Many who remain work illegally on tourist visas.
Gudzon Shipping in dire straits for its role in ship-to-ship oil transfers
Once central to North Korea’s coal-laundering operations, international pressure forces Nakhodka to back off on illicit trade
At year’s end, provincial shops and restaurants struggle as local markets flooded with instant noodles
New scanners will make it more difficult to smuggle illicit goods into North Korea
Local oil companies refuse to refuel Sevastopol fearing secondary boycott
Turned in by friend after chiding Supreme Leader over drinks
Lumbrokinase from the North smuggled into ports in the South through China
Despite UN sanctions against labor exports, Pyongyang residents see economic opportunities in China, Russia
Slowing business suggests shift from boom to bust.