February 22, 2020

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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China’s Jilin province party chief in North Korean city of Chongjin for talks

Secretary Bayinchaolu, who met top DPRK economic official in August, also stopped in border town of Hoeryong Monday

Colin Zwirko December 24, 2019

UN ban on North Korean overseas workers comes into effect 

December 22 deadline set by UN sanctions in 2017 arrives as reports mixed on last-minute enforcement efforts

Colin Zwirko December 22, 2019

Kim Jong Un says North Korea must bolster military in current “turbulent times”

Comments came in report on 3rd meeting of Central Military Commission held ahead of planned party plenum

Colin Zwirko December 21, 2019

Biegun heading back to U.S. as state of stalled talks with North Korea unclear

Top U.S. negotiator, in his new role as Deputy Secretary of State, met second Chinese vice FM on Friday

Colin Zwirko December 20, 2019

Indonesia wants to import North Korea’s Taedonggang beer, boost other trade

Plans would add to what Indonesian ambassador said were Pyongyang brewery's $2 million in exports to China

Colin Zwirko December 20, 2019

South Korean, Chinese leaders to discuss North Korea in Beijing summit next week

Summit comes amid a whirlwind of diplomacy in the region to address escalating tensions with Pyongyang

Colin Zwirko December 19, 2019

Ahead of China visit, Biegun meeting Japanese officials to discuss North Korea

Newly-announced stop in Beijing for top U.S. envoy comes amid China-Russia push for sanctions relief at the UN

Colin Zwirko December 18, 2019

Biegun arrives in Japan as hopes of restarting talks with North Korea flounder

Attempts to arrange meeting with DPRK counterparts failed, South Korean media says

Colin Zwirko December 17, 2019

U.S. rejects Chinese, Russian moves to relax North Korean sanctions

State Dept. reiterates call on DPRK to refrain from provocation, resume negotiations as Biegun trip to Seoul wraps up

Colin Zwirko December 16, 2019

In Seoul, Biegun rejects N. Korea’s year-end deadline, recent “hostile” actions

Provocation by North possible in coming days, U.S. official said, while calling for negotiations to restart

Colin Zwirko December 15, 2019
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