Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju quoted from Rodong Newspaper on may 2014

<Interview with N.Korean People> Defection of Thae Yong-ho, the minister at NK mission in London, is “natural”

ASIA PRESS, amid of flow of news from South Korean media, covering the defection of Thae Yong-ho, minister of North’s mission at London, asked opinions from reporting partners in North Korea. The news was sent to them via e-mail in advance. A telephone interview was made with a middle aged female reporter in Northern area of North Korea on August 19…

Emaciated soldier gleans corn grains which he stole at a corn field. (ASIA PRESS)

<Photo Report on N.Korea> Starving People’s Army: Mother Concerns Conscripted Son

(Reference Photo) A soldier belonging to State Security Forces is checking a bus which is heading for Pyongyang. Taken by Lee Joon on Aug. 2006 (ASIA PRESS)

<Inside N.Korea> Tighter Control Over People’s Transit; Investigating on corruption of People’s Security Station of Hoeryong City related to the issue of transit pass

Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

<Photo Report on N.Korea> Soldier’s Hard Life 5. Poorly Nourished Young Soldiers: Soldiers’ hunger started from 80’s. (4 Photos)

The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)

<Photo Report on N.Korea> N.Korean People’s Army Facing State of Starvation

A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS

Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in N.Korean Underground – End to Free Healthcare, Illegal Abortions Widespread

[2015/Jun/15] The “Free healthcare system ” is ostensibly one of the founding tenants of the North Korean state system. However, in reality, free healthcare long ago disappeared due largely to economic hardships and now exists only in the state propaganda slogans….

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Kim Jong-un’s Starving Soldiers – “Just a spoonful of oil for me…” A soldier pleads for grace

A high-rise building to be more than 20 storeys high, currently under construction. The location and size of the windows are inconsistent, and distorted. (Aug/2011/Taken by Gu Gwang-ho)

〈Photo Report- 6 (a)〉 The Government’s Command is for a “Strong and Prosperous Nation” — but Workers Tired Out at Pyongyang Construction Sites to Build 100,000 Apartments

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  2. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS
  3. A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS
  4. A political assembly held by a KWP regional branch that took place a half year before the purge of Jang Song-thaek. The ranking officials discussed and addressed the people's allegiance and dedications to Kim Jong-un. (Summer/2013/ASIAPRESS)
  5. This picture is taken from raw video footage captured in Sosong District, Pyongyang in the summer of 2006. Female students are assembled near the Three Revolution Exhibition museum to practice for a military parade in honor of Kim Jong-il's birthday. Each student is wearing a white shoulder-cloth inscribed with a consecutive number. (Lee Jun / Pyongyang / August 2006) ASIAPRESS
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  1. Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju quoted from Rodong Newspaper on may 2014
  2. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS
  3. Soldiers are deployed for vigilance, which is familiar sight in North Korea. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on June 2010. (ASIA PRESS)

Economy

  1. (Reference Photo) There are various types of detention facilities in North Korea. The picture shows detainees who are just coming out of a labor camp, called “Troop for labor training.” Taken by Shim Ui-cheon on October 2008 at Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province. (ASIA PRESS)
  2. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)
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  1. Emaciated soldier gleans corn grains which he stole at a corn field. (ASIA PRESS)
  2. (Reference Photo) A soldier belonging to State Security Forces is checking a bus which is heading for Pyongyang. Taken by Lee Joon on Aug. 2006 (ASIA PRESS)
  3. Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)

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  1. The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)
  2. Secretly carried out textbooks for middle and high school of North Korea
  3. People who were mobilized for river improvement are gleaning stones. Taken by ASIA PRESS at a local city of northern area on June 2013

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Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju quoted from Rodong Newspaper on may 2014
  1. Emaciated soldier gleans corn grains which he stole at a corn field. (ASIA PRESS)
  2. (Reference Photo) A soldier belonging to State Security Forces is checking a bus which is heading for Pyongyang. Taken by Lee Joon on Aug. 2006 (ASIA PRESS)
  3. Loosely fitting uniform around neck. A 30-year old noncommissioned officer said that he was on his way to home because of malnutrition. He belonged to a construction corps. Taken at Northern region on August 2013. (ASIA PRESS)
  4. The soldier was an army officer who was buying stuff at a market. Taken on August 2013 at Hyesan City of Yanggang Province (ASIA PRESS)
  5. Secretly carried out textbooks for middle and high school of North Korea
  6. (Reference Photo) There are various types of detention facilities in North Korea. The picture shows detainees who are just coming out of a labor camp, called “Troop for labor training.” Taken by Shim Ui-cheon on October 2008 at Haeju City in South Hwanghae Province. (ASIA PRESS)
  7. Women from rural areas cart wood harvested in the mountains to cities. April 2005 (ASIA PRESS)
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  9. Meeting for political study by Worker’s Party at a local town. It was for demanding loyalty to kim Jong-un. Taken in the summer of 2013 by ASIAPRESS
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