Jul. 30 – The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available for complimentary download.
This issue analyzes North Korea’s growing trade with China and contains an edited version of the latest North Korea Report from the Institute for Far Eastern Studies. As inter-Korean commerce has all but dried up in the wake of the Cheonan incident, trade between North Korea and China appears to have continued to grow. According to Chinese customs statistics released on July 6, trade with North Korea from January to May amounted to US$983.63 million; 18.1 percent more than the US$833.07 million reported for the same period last year.
In addition to other China-North Korea commercial activities, the report also highlights a Russian diplomatic tour of North Korea, the DPRK’s attempt to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund, the efforts of a U.S. neurosurgeon to set up medical equipment, teach, and perform operations at Pyongyang University Hospital. The report also has its regular summary of inter-Korean trade news and domestic commercial activities.
DPRK Business Monthly is produced by North Korea expert Paul White.