January 23, 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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Kim Jong Un reappears at Politburo meeting on COVID-19, ‘anti-socialist’ crimes

Appearance marks first in 25 days for North Korean leader, as top leadership puts focus on criminal activity

Colin Zwirko November 15, 2020

New, sleek railway cars will haul tourists up North Korea’s ‘holy’ mountain

A North Korean factory says it tested out new funicular cars that will carry people up to the peak of Mount Paektu

Colin Zwirko November 13, 2020

Kim Jong Un disappears from the public eye as major North Korean events loom

Kim yet again absent for at least 20 days straight — amid a U.S. presidential transition and ahead of the Party Congress

Colin Zwirko November 12, 2020

Photos: North Korea’s new-age apartments join a greater wave of modern design

A trendy architectural design is springing up across the country in wake of the recent, destructive typhoons

Colin Zwirko November 11, 2020

‘Our enemies will be afraid!’: North Korea promotes new ICBM in documentary

New footage of 'Hwasong-16' also featured in film recapping military parade and other 75th anniversary events

Colin Zwirko November 9, 2020

Belarusian president wants to speed up projects with North Korea

President Lukashenko laments an “unreasonably low level” of relations with North Korea, meets Pyongyang’s new ambassador

Colin Zwirko November 6, 2020

North Korea enacts new law urging businesses to save money and resources

A new decree was adopted in a rarely-publicized meeting of top Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) officials

Colin Zwirko November 5, 2020

North Korea worried that winter snow and birds could spread COVID-19

State media warned citizens of infected snow after sharing fears that yellow dust from China could spread the virus

Colin Zwirko November 2, 2020

The ‘cleanest place’: North Korea revives propaganda touting zero COVID-19 cases

Pointing to global rise in cases, state media says that the world is “shocked” by the DPRK’s virus-fighting measures

Colin Zwirko October 29, 2020

North Korea debuts new propaganda ‘vloggers’ to attract foreign viewers

State media outlets introduced their first Russian-speaking and male ‘individual broadcasters’ last week

Colin Zwirko October 21, 2020
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