November 30, 2022

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.

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Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city

China reports rising cases in Dandong, but numbers yet to reach levels that led to last trade shutdown in April

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2022
Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’

Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’

North Korea declares itself ‘full-fledged nuclear power’ capable of taking on US as Nov. 18 launch celebrations continue

Kim and daughter meet ICBM launch teams as nukes declared ‘irreversible’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2022
North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

In brief report, state media says security organs tackled ongoing problem of ‘anti-socialist’ acts across country

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 25, 2022
North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter

North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter

State media made rare edit of propaganda music video attached to report on Kim and confirmed daughter at ICBM launch

North Korean TV removes clip of girl speculated to be other Kim daughter
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2022
Kim Yo Jong calls on South Koreans to turn against ‘idiot’ Yoon ‘regime’

Kim Yo Jong calls on South Koreans to turn against ‘idiot’ Yoon ‘regime’

Seoul should stop following Washington, DPRK leader's sister says in latest statement brushing off sanctions threat

Kim Yo Jong calls on South Koreans to turn against ‘idiot’ Yoon ‘regime’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2022
Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show

Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show

North Korean leader typically seen in luxury European and Japanese rides, though Chinese cars ubiquitous across country

Kim Jong Un uses custom Chinese bus to track missile launches, photos show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 23, 2022
Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter

Report suggests DPRK leader publicly introduced daughter to emphasize justification for WMD development

Nukes protect kids, North Korea says after introducing Kim Jong Un’s daughter
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Colin Zwirko November 21, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s latest absence reaches 31 days as Pyongyang prepares for big event

Kim Jong Un’s latest absence reaches 31 days as Pyongyang prepares for big event

North Korean leader’s 3rd-longest disappearance has coincided with flurry of missile launches, including of ICBMs

Kim Jong Un’s latest absence reaches 31 days as Pyongyang prepares for big event
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 18, 2022
Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm
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Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm

Construction ongoing at Ryonpho despite state media claims to contrary, a month after Kim Jong Un attended grand opening

Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm
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Colin Zwirko November 14, 2022
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