December 02, 2021

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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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North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

Plenum will set 2022 state plans, as DPRK leader says economy ‘stable’ at Politburo meeting on Wednesday

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 2, 2021
Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power

Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power

Health issues, COVID-19 or simply changing work habits may be behind DPRK leader’s infrequent state media appearances

Kim Jong Un appears just once in 50 days as leader set to mark decade in power
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 1, 2021
Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Pyongyang may remain cautious over promoting its nukes, though questions remain about internal celebrations

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 30, 2021
North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns

North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns

Yangdok and Masikryong resorts covered in artificial snow, while military ski unit ramps up training at Mount Paektu

North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2021
North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape

North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape

Chinese police, netizens heavily promoted efforts to capture man who was serving time in Jilin Province prison

North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2021
What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week

What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week

Pyongyang may conduct meetings, a parade or a missile test to celebrate Rocket Industry Day on Nov. 29

What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
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Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers

Satellite images show new construction at lakeside retreat and secretive Pyongyang compound despite economic ‘hardships’

Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2021
North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

Aerospace engineers, students gather after Kim Jong Un ordered development of military recon satellite earlier this year

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 22, 2021
China expands manhunt for escaped North Korean prisoner, ups bounty to $110,000

China expands manhunt for escaped North Korean prisoner, ups bounty to $110,000

Daring prison break has caught the attention of Chinese social media as convict Ju Hyon Gon remains on the lam

China expands manhunt for escaped North Korean prisoner, ups bounty to $110,000
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 19, 2021
North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

‘Three Revolutions’ reward and punishment system to be expanded, Kim Jong Un tells party conference

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 19, 2021
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