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North Korea’s Strict COVID-19 Policies Undermine Kim Jong Un’s Goal of Ending Hunger
January 07, 2022

North Korea’s Strict COVID-19 Policies Undermine Kim Jong Un’s Goal of Ending Hunger

By Troy Stangarone
Dismal trade figures for 2021 attest to the toll the North’s border closures are taking on its food supply.

Amid Omicron Worries, North Korea Orders Strengthened Quarantine on China Border
December 10, 2021

Amid Omicron Worries, North Korea Orders Strengthened Quarantine on China Border

By Lee Chae Un and Seulkee Jang
North Korea is stepping up health surveillance as well as tightening already severe restrictions on cross-border trade.
Why Has North Korea Struggled to Normalize Trade With China?
November 25, 2021

Why Has North Korea Struggled to Normalize Trade With China?

By Troy Stangarone
Since North Korea slammed its borders shut in the initial stage of the pandemic, it has made several motions toward resuming normal trade. None has panned out.

China’s New Land Borders Law Is a Nightmare for North Korean Refugees
October 29, 2021

China’s New Land Borders Law Is a Nightmare for North Korean Refugees

By Jason Bartlett
Although the main focus of China’s new land law relates to territorial disputes with neighboring countries like India, it also contains specific language applicable to the influx of outside populations.

Adam Cathcart & Christopher Green on the China-North Korea Borderlands
April 01, 2021

Adam Cathcart & Christopher Green on the China-North Korea Borderlands

By Shannon Tiezzi
“One result of this natural cyclicality in North Korea’s policy toward China is that it causes quality of life to rise and fall markedly in the country’s border communities.”

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19
August 06, 2020

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19

By Gabriela Bernal
As North Korea doubles down on COVID-19 containment measures, local sources report several outbreaks.

North Korean Citizens Desperately Need the China Border to Reopen
July 15, 2020

North Korean Citizens Desperately Need the China Border to Reopen

By Gabriela Bernal
Amid the COVID-induced shutdown of the border, hunger, homelessness, and business closures are all on the rise.
North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline
May 09, 2020

North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline

By Troy Stangarone
The COVID-19-induced border closure continues to wreak havoc on North Korea's trade with China.

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus
March 25, 2020

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus

By Troy Stangarone
Chinese data from January and February hints that the border closure is taking a serious economic toll.

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed: Chinese Scientists
April 27, 2018

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed: Chinese Scientists

By Charlotte Gao
Chinese scientists urge the authorities to monitor and prevent potential radioactive leakage.

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