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· June, 2011

Stories about North Korea from June, 2011

AP to Open News Bureau In North Korea

The Associated Press(AP) announced on June 29 that AP signed agreements with North Korea’s state news agency, KCNA, to open a news bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea. Read net users’...

North Korea's Fragility in the Face of the Rainy Season

Open Radio for North Korea, a Seoul-based radio station founded and runs by North Korean defectors, reported that North Korean citizens have been mobilized to bolster constructions as rainy season...

A Syrian Solution for North Korea

Libyan and Syrian cases are significant to North Korea's possible change by exhibiting how quickly ruthless totalitarian regimes can become unstable in the face of resistance, wrote Joshua from the...

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

GI Korea from the ROK Drop blog commented on local news report claiming that they have obtained smuggled documents confirming cannibalism in North Korea. Acts of cannibalism have long been...

Korea: Blogger Touring Tense Border Area

Maggie Downs from the GirlVentures blog shared her experience in touring tense border area between the South and North Korea. Downs visited the demilitarized zone, Camp Bonifas, Panmunjom and the joint...

China’s Civilizing Influence in North Korea

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist notes the changes in the rhetoric's of political slogan in Pyongyang and discusses influence China has on North Korea.

North Korea: Women Forced into Prostitution

A Seoul-based aid organization, Good Friends, released an English version of its weekly report. According to North Korean defectors’ testimonies, not a few North Korean women are forced into prostitution...

North Korea's Meth Export

Chinese authorities recently conducted a crackdown on drug in Chinese region bordering North Korea. Although it’s hard to trace the origin of methamphetamine, residents and experts believe that much of...

South Korean Troops Shoot at Passenger Jet, No One Injured

South Korean troops shot at passenger jet on June 17 after mistaking it for a North Korean military aircraft near the border with North Korea. No one was hurt from...

North Korea: Photos of Secret Spots

UK-based photographer Charlie Crane took photos of the sterile landscape of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Abby Wilcox from the Live Fast site posted the photos with explanation.

North Korea Threatens to Disclose Recordings of Talks with South

In an apparent act of blackmail, North Korea threatened South Korea on Thursday that they would release secret audio recordings from Inter-Korean talks reportedly held on May 9, 2011. The...

Korea: Defector's Commentary on Using Kim Jong-il's Portrait as Army Target

It was revealed in early June that South Korean military units have been using the pictures of Kim Jong-il, his youngest son, and his late father as targets during firing...

North Korea: North Korean Netbook Appears to be Chinese

The North Korean netbook highlighted in its state television report appears to be made in China, Martyn Williams wrote about the controversial netbook in the North Korea Tech blog.

North Korea: The Food Aid Dilemma

In the Council on Foreign Relations site, Toni Johnson published an analysis on North Korea's food situation and the dilemma in sending food aid to the country.

North Korea Tweeting Back at South Korean Governor's Criticism

South Korean politician and Governor of Gyeonggi Province, Kim Moon-Soo harshly accused North Korea of the regime's 3rd generation succession and its reclusive policies in a conference in Beijing, China....

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