Mobilized women to glean composts in Mid North Korea (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol/ mid January2015/ASIAPRESS)

-30C, Bitter Coldness! How do the ordinary people in North Korea survive the bitter cold? Enforced composts gleaning! Fire wood and coal saving emphasized!

The bitter cold which overwhelmed East Asia has frozen Japan and Korean Peninsula. Sometimes the thermometer indicates less than -30c in some parts of Yanggang Province in North Korea. Then how can the ordinary North Koreans survive the bitter cold? We talked with a resident in northern part of North Hamkyung Province through mobile phone on January 25.

Complaints from the people are getting bigger as the supply of power and running water are worsening. A woman is going back home with buckets of water from the village pump in the midlands of North Korea on January 2015. (Taken by Mindulle, Asia Press)

Voice of the ordinary North Koreans: “Nuke test only brings hardship to people,” “No better life in Kim Jong-un’s era”

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[Video Report] Nominal Farm Mobilization: People Feel Squeezed

The photo compellingly illustrates that Chang Song-taek and Kim Jong-un are equal. It seems that everyone in the theatre, including Kim Kyung-hee (Chang’s wife) and Choe Ryong-hae (one of top power men) is giving a big hand to Kim and Chang. (Quoted from the article of Rodong Shinmun reporting band concert for the celebration of Kim Il-sung’s birthday on April 15, 2013)

Jang Song-thaek enraged Kim Jong-un: Reason of Purge found on Photos (part2) Jang Song-thaek was executed for the violation of the sole leadership system

Chang Sung-taek is standing in a dignified manner beside Kim Jong-un who is visiting the training field of the mounted company under the direct control of the 534 troops. A number of videos or photos of the day showed that Kim Jong-un and Chang Sung-taek rode horses along with Chang’s wife Kim Kyung-hee or Kim’s sister Kim Yeo-jung. Chang could be viewed as a major figure in the sacred royal family through the footage showing “a day of horse riding by the royal family.” (Quoted from November 19, 2012 of Chosun Choongang Press)

Jang Song-thaek’s Ambition Reflected on Photos (part1)

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

Embezzled UN Aid Circulates in North 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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  1. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS
  2. A bottle of domestic "penicillin", made at the Suncheon medical factory. ASIAPRESS
  3. 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)
  4. 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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  6. 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)

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  1. Mobilized women to glean composts in Mid North Korea (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol/ mid January2015/ASIAPRESS)
  2. Complaints from the people are getting bigger as the supply of power and running water are worsening. A woman is going back home with buckets of water from the village pump in the midlands of North Korea on January 2015. (Taken by Mindulle, Asia Press)
  3. The photo compellingly illustrates that Chang Song-taek and Kim Jong-un are equal. It seems that everyone in the theatre, including Kim Kyung-hee (Chang’s wife) and Choe Ryong-hae (one of top power men) is giving a big hand to Kim and Chang. (Quoted from the article of Rodong Shinmun reporting band concert for the celebration of Kim Il-sung’s birthday on April 15, 2013)

Economy

  1. Musan mine was used to be called as the largest open-pit iron ole mining in Asia. Kim Il-sung has expressed this North Korea's largest mine as "Musan mine is the eldest son of our country". (Photo taken in August.2013 from Chinese side of the border) ASIAPRESS
  2. Chongjin, North Hamkyung Province. September, 2013  ASIAPRESS
  3. A picture of the Sinuiju city, North Korea's northern border town facing China. The left is the day-time and the right is the scene of the night. The picture was taken from the same position in China. Sinuiju has a prioritized power supply status, but lights could be seen sparsely in the night. (August/2015. Taken by ISHIMARU Jiro) ASIAPRESS

Military

  1. (Reference Photo1) The provincial cities are continuously experiencing the disruption of power and running water. Complaining voices are getting louder as the living conditions are deteriorating. Filmed at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province in March 2013. (Asia Press)
  2. (Reference photo) Wooden fishing boat moored at a port in NorthPyongan Province, North Korea. Taken by Lee Jin-su in May 2011. ASIAPRESS
  3. A member of the "Worker-Peasant Red Guards" stands in front of the entrance to a state run enterprise. (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol, South Pyongan Province, October 2010.) . ASIAPRESS

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  2. A woman returns home after fetching water from the village's public well. 2015, January. North Korean central region. (Team Mindeulle ASIAPRESS)
  3. In Hyesan, it looked as if the wire fence was going to be installed along the levee. The building that resembles a white wall is a wooden barrier for monitoring the movement of residents approaching the river. Armed border guards check the identification of local people moving back and forth washing clothes in the river. (Hyegang-dong) ASIAPRESS

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The newly installed wire fence, running parallel to the Tuman-gang (Tumen River). (Hunchun, China, end of July, 2013) ASIAPRESS ● The Making of Rimjin-gang ● Profiles of Our North Korean Reporters ● About Our Team – ASIAPRESS and Rimjin-gang ● Media Reviews
Mobilized women to glean composts in Mid North Korea (Taken by Kim Dong-cheol/ mid January2015/ASIAPRESS)
  1. Complaints from the people are getting bigger as the supply of power and running water are worsening. A woman is going back home with buckets of water from the village pump in the midlands of North Korea on January 2015. (Taken by Mindulle, Asia Press)
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  3. The photo compellingly illustrates that Chang Song-taek and Kim Jong-un are equal. It seems that everyone in the theatre, including Kim Kyung-hee (Chang’s wife) and Choe Ryong-hae (one of top power men) is giving a big hand to Kim and Chang. (Quoted from the article of Rodong Shinmun reporting band concert for the celebration of Kim Il-sung’s birthday on April 15, 2013)
  4. Chang Sung-taek is standing in a dignified manner beside Kim Jong-un who is visiting the training field of the mounted company under the direct control of the 534 troops. A number of videos or photos of the day showed that Kim Jong-un and Chang Sung-taek rode horses along with Chang’s wife Kim Kyung-hee or Kim’s sister Kim Yeo-jung. Chang could be viewed as a major figure in the sacred royal family through the footage showing “a day of horse riding by the royal family.” (Quoted from November 19, 2012 of Chosun Choongang Press)
  5. (Reference Photo1) The provincial cities are continuously experiencing the disruption of power and running water. Complaining voices are getting louder as the living conditions are deteriorating. Filmed at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province in March 2013. (Asia Press)
  6. Mobilized people in the northern region of North Korea for river maintenance. Complaining voices of worsening living condition are getting louder from the local cities. Taken on June 2013 by Asia Press
  7. (Reference photo) Wooden fishing boat moored at a port in NorthPyongan Province, North Korea. Taken by Lee Jin-su in May 2011. ASIAPRESS
  8. Stopped trackless trolley. Slogan, "I love my mother country the most!" on the trolley. (Pyongsong city, South Pyongan Province: September 2013. Taken by our Team "Mindeulle") ASIAPRESS
  9. Musan mine was used to be called as the largest open-pit iron ole mining in Asia. Kim Il-sung has expressed this North Korea's largest mine as "Musan mine is the eldest son of our country". (Photo taken in August.2013 from Chinese side of the border) ASIAPRESS
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