This regular publication looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.
In international news, financial sanctions have done little to undermine North Korea’s external economic relations, but rather trade between China and North Korea has surged in recent years.
In Inter-Korean news, the “Olympics of Peace” showcased their opening act in Kangung, South Korea, one of the host cities for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
On the domestic front, Kwangbok Area Shopping Center has opened in Pyongyang, and can be visited by Westerners. It offers a wide range of consumer products from potatoes to pork, and solar panels to refrigerators.