North Korea Needs More International Partners to Weather Its Food Crisis
By Sangsoo Lee
To cope with the country’s food crisis – and reduce dependence on China – North Korea is hoping to scale up trade with receptive countries.
South Korean Spy Agency Files Charges Against Ex-Chiefs Over North Korea Border Incidents
By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
Two previous National Intelligence Service directors were charged with improperly handling investigations into separate incidents in 2019 and 2020.
North Korea May Be Using 5G Technology to Monitor Its Border With China
By Seulkee Jang
North Korean authorities installed new surveillance cameras near the Yalu River in Sinuiju last month, according to a source in the country.
North Korean Defectors to South Hit 13-Year Low
By John Power
The number of North Korean defectors reaching the South has declined severely since Kim Jong-un took power.
Turkey Chimes in on Uyghur Human Smuggling Case
By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, Zhang Miao, securing the North Korean border, and China's nuclear industry. Friday China links.
North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border
By Seongmin Lee and Brian Gleason
The regime announces plans widely seen as an intensified border crackdown.