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News North Korea Commerce: North Korea uses money transfer apps to avoid UN sanctions

Published on: Sunday 09 February 2020
North Korea uses money transfer apps to avoid UN sanctions
News source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2020/02/103_283098.html

Its users can buy products on North Korea's e-commerce platforms using the app. In addition, Woolim enables money transfers between its users. Although the app has yet to be used frequently even in ...

News North Korea Commerce: South Korea Has a Coronavirus Problem (And It's Not What You Think)

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
South Korea Has a Coronavirus Problem (And It's Not What You Think)
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/south-korea-has-coronavirus-problem-and-its-not-what-you-think-122211

"Corona has become a proxy for the larger debate over South Korean grand strategy regarding China – bend somewhat to pressure in hopes of avoiding a decisive choice between Washington and Beijing, or take a harder line on China as a rising threat." 

News North Korea Commerce: China plans to tap North Korean rare earth mine: Report

Published on: Wednesday 23 October 2019
China plans to tap North Korean rare earth mine: Report
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/china-plans-tap-north-korean-rare-earth-report-191024063540106.html

North Korea plans to grant China access to a rare earth mine in exchange for investment ... declined to comment. China's Ministry of Commerce did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment ...

News North Korea Commerce: FACT: North Korea's Military Uses U.S. Military Equipment

Published on: Saturday 26 October 2019
FACT: North Korea's Military Uses U.S. Military Equipment
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/fact-north-koreas-military-uses-us-military-equipment-91286

However, in February 1985, the U.S. Commerce Department revealed it had discovered some hair-raising anomalies ... The Prorokov then unloaded the helicopters in North Korea. Similarly, a freighter ...

News North Korea Commerce: In breakaway Abkhazia, a loophole for North Korean workers amid beaches and Soviet relics

Published on: Saturday 12 October 2019
In breakaway Abkhazia, a loophole for North Korean workers amid beaches and Soviet relics
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-breakaway-abkhazia-a-loophole-for-north-korean-workers-amid-beaches-and-soviet-relics/2019/10/12/7e203290-d7b8-11e9-a1a5-162b8a9c9ca2_story.html

But with North Korea, officials in Abkhazia claim Pyongyang came to them. “They approached us with an offer of manual labor,” said Tamila Mertskhulava, head of Abkhazia’s chamber of commerce and ...

News North Korea Commerce: Australian man accused of trying to sell North Korean missiles overseas refused bail

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Australian man accused of trying to sell North Korean missiles overseas refused bail
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/18/australian-man-accused-of-trying-to-sell-north-korean-missiles-overseas-refused-bail

According to the police allegations, Choi described himself as North Korea’s “international commerce” liaison, working on behalf of the highest echelons of the DPRK government. “I am a recognised ...

News North Korea Commerce: How smartphone trade thrives in North Korea

Published on: Sunday 29 September 2019
How smartphone trade thrives in North Korea
News source: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/643102/How-smartphone-trade-thrives-in-North-Korea

Huawei supplied 3G network equipment to North Korea after late leader Kim Jong-il, the father of Kim Jong-un, toured the Chinese tech giant in 2006, according to US Nautilus Institute and monitoring ...

News North Korea Commerce: The Way North Korea Would Start a War (And What Tools They Would Use)

Published on: Tuesday 01 October 2019
The Way North Korea Would Start a War (And What Tools They Would Use)
News source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/way-north-korea-would-start-war-and-what-tools-they-would-use-84836

North Korea’s best hope for success in peace hinges ... Robert Farley is a Senior Lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. His work includes military doctrine, ...

News North Korea Commerce: Despite UN Sanctions, North Koreans at Work in Senegal

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Despite UN Sanctions, North Koreans at Work in Senegal
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/despite-un-sanctions-north-koreans-work-senegal

North Korea has quietly reopened a construction firm in Senegal in an apparent violation of United Nations sanctions targeting Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, VOA Korean has confirmed. At least 31 North Koreans are working at the firm, Corman Construction & Commerce Senegal Sural (CCCSSS), according to interviews and official documents reviewed by VOA Korean. Under a series of sweeping sanctions enacted two years ago, the U.N. prohibited member states from conducting most business activities with North Korea.

News North Korea Commerce: Seoul opens China trade offices near North Korea

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Seoul opens China trade offices near North Korea
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/09/25/Seoul-opens-China-trade-offices-near-North-Korea/6981569420590/

It was a major hub of commerce prior to World War II ... RELATED Negotiations with North Korea remain open, South's leader says The South Korean leader also said the Korean Peninsula should "evolve ...

News North Korea Commerce: Yahoo Japan to end ivory sales amid evidence of smuggling to China

Published on: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Yahoo Japan to end ivory sales amid evidence of smuggling to China
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/yahoo-japan-to-end-ivory-sales-after-evidence-emerged-of-smuggling-to-china/2019/08/28/c9a6a8e2-c972-11e9-9615-8f1a32962e04_story.html

Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea. TOKYO — Japan’s biggest e-commerce platform said Wednesday that it would ban the sale of ivory, joining its competitors and putting ...

News North Korea Commerce: Competing with Secular Gods in North Korea

Published on: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Competing with Secular Gods in North Korea
News source: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/north-korea-religious-freedom-believers-compete-with-secular-gods/

(Korean Central News Agency/via Reuters) If Kim Jong-un wants the blessings of foreign commerce, the U.S. and others should ... That doesn’t mean that politics cannot become a religion. In North Korea ...

News North Korea Commerce: India an important part of President Trump's strategy in Indo-Pacific: Pompeo

Published on: Monday 10 June 2019
India an important part of President Trump's strategy in Indo-Pacific: Pompeo
News source: https://www.wionews.com/world/india-an-important-part-of-president-trumps-strategy-in-indo-pacific-pompeo-226121

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his visit to New Delhi this month will be focused on advancing the "incredibly important" ties with India which is a significant part of President Donald Trump's strategy in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.      Pompeo would leave for New Delhi on June 24.  New Delhi would be Pompeo's first stop and South Korea his last during the nearly week-long visit to the Indo-Pacific region, beginning June 24, that would also take him to Sri Lanka and Japan.

News North Korea Commerce: POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump, in a familiar tactic, mocks Biden’s ‘energy’

Published on: Tuesday 11 June 2019
POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump, in a familiar tactic, mocks Biden’s ‘energy’
News source: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2019/06/11/trump-in-a-familiar-tactic-mocks-bidens-energy-446099

and Ann Scott hosted by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Hilary Ross on Monday ... while also dismissing talk of a split with President Trump on North Korea and other hot spots. “Mr. Bolton said ...

News North Korea Commerce: N. Korea Says Emergency Quarantine Steps Under way to Contain ASF

Published on: Tuesday 11 June 2019
N. Korea Says Emergency Quarantine Steps Under way to Contain ASF
News source: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?Seq_Code=145819

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News North Korea Commerce: 'Korea should listen to foreign firms before changing policies'

Published on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
'Korea should listen to foreign firms before changing policies'
News source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2019/06/419_269360.html

The Korean government should reflect on the opinions of foreign companies before introducing new regulations so Korea can keep its economic “lifeline” of foreign investment prosperous, Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) President and CEO Barbara Zollmann said.

News North Korea Commerce: President Trump begins four-day visit to Japan amid US-China trade war, North Korea

Published on: Friday 24 May 2019
News source: https://www.theindianwire.com/world/president-trump-begins-four-day-visit-japan-amid-us-china-trade-war-north-korea-132847/

The relations between the two East Asian nations- North Korea and China- and the US are going through a disturbing period. Chinese commerce ministry spokesperson Geo Feng has on Thursday said the ...

News North Korea Commerce: US heightens export controls for Venezuela

Published on: Tuesday 04 June 2019
News source: https://www.americanshipper.com/news/us-heightens-export-controls-for-venezuela?autonumber=848547&source=other-news&taxonomy=

New BIS licensing designation puts Maduro regime among those countries of U.S. national security concern, such as China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry ...