A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS

Officials are Nervous Due to Evaluation of 70 Day-Battle -Punishes Poor Achievement & Secret Drinking

The Party Congress, having caused strain and exhaustion for North Koreans, ended on May 9. It is probable that some officials may face severe punishment and ideological strife at Saenghwal Chonghwa (monitored meeting to criticize each other). The residents also live in gloomy atmosphere. Followings are reports from reporting partners in North Korea…

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)

<Inside North Korea>Strict Separation of Attendees for Party Congress  Cell phone prohibited to keep itinerary confidential

A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)

Special Gifts For the Party Congress “Not enough.”: Only Toothpaste Set & Liquor

The reporters for the congress should report only about ‘the developing Pyongyang.’ Ordinary people in Pyongyang earn a living through a business. A woman in the photo is selling Chinese made sausages. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho at Moranbong District on June 2011. (ASIA PRESS)

<Interview with inside North Korea> Ordinary North Koreans have, “No Interest” and “No Expectations” about Party Congress -Only Hope Is “Opening up North Korea”

A military policeman is checking certificate of a pedestrian at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on August 2009. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol (ASIA PRESS)

Period of Vigilance for Party Congress Suddenly Extended

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. 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)
  2. A military policeman is checking certificate of a pedestrian at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on August 2009. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol (ASIA PRESS)
  3. Mobilized Storm Trooper of the Youth Union for construction of 100,000 households in Pyongyang. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho at Daedonggang District in August 2011.

Economy

  1. A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS
  2. A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)
  3. The reporters for the congress should report only about ‘the developing Pyongyang.’ Ordinary people in Pyongyang earn a living through a business. A woman in the photo is selling Chinese made sausages. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho at Moranbong District on June 2011. (ASIA PRESS)

Military

  1. Tumen River is flowing on the border between Hoeryong City of North Korea and China: the incident occurred in this area. Taken on August 2015 from Chinese side by ISHIMARU JIRO (ASIAPRESS)
  2. Border vigilance keeps going to prevent smuggling and defecting. Border guards are being checked before their rotation. Taken on August 2004 at Chinese side of upper Tumen river. (ASIAPRESS)
  3. (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)

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  1. People who were mobilized for river improvement are gleaning stones. Taken by ASIA PRESS at a local city of northern area on June 2013
  2. Some better-off people perform their tasks by hiring someone for the mobilized labor on behalf of them. It seems that the man in the picture was hired for replacing blocks of sidewalk. Seosung District in Pyongyang on August 2011. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho/ ASIAPRESS
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A meeting for political study by the Party at a local town. It was about requiring loyalty to Kim Jong-un. Taken in summer of 2013, ASIAPRESS
  1. 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)
  2. A queue at grocery store. People in need queue when there is a special supply of ration. Taken by Shin Eui-cheon at North Hwanghae Province on September 2009. (ASIA PRESS)
  3. The reporters for the congress should report only about ‘the developing Pyongyang.’ Ordinary people in Pyongyang earn a living through a business. A woman in the photo is selling Chinese made sausages. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho at Moranbong District on June 2011. (ASIA PRESS)
  4. A military policeman is checking certificate of a pedestrian at Pyongsung City of South Pyongan Province on August 2009. Taken by Kim Dong-cheol (ASIA PRESS)
  5. Mobilized Storm Trooper of the Youth Union for construction of 100,000 households in Pyongyang. Taken by Koo Gwang-ho at Daedonggang District in August 2011.
  6. North Korean staff singing during a show. They live together in a nearby apartment. Taken by ASIA PRESS in Yanji City, Jilin Province, China on July 2013.
  7. Tumen River is flowing on the border between Hoeryong City of North Korea and China: the incident occurred in this area. Taken on August 2015 from Chinese side by ISHIMARU JIRO (ASIAPRESS)
  8. Border vigilance keeps going to prevent smuggling and defecting. Border guards are being checked before their rotation. Taken on August 2004 at Chinese side of upper Tumen river. (ASIAPRESS)
  9. (Inside picture) Veterans of Korean War are taking pictures in front of the portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Taken by team Mindulle in August 2013 (ASIA PRESS)
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