February 06, 2023

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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 Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution

Downloads through Japanese affiliate still available, however

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun drops free PDF distribution
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 25, 2018
Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip

Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip

Investment seminar, B2B meetings, and site inspections on itinerary for group of business leaders

Chinese brand-promotion group wraps up week-long Pyongyang business trip
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 24, 2018
Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo

Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo

Secretary of State stresses Kim’s “commitment to denuclearize,” despite recent DPRK rebuke

Goal of next U.S.-DPRK summit to ‘reduce threat’ from N. Korean nukes: Pompeo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 21, 2018
285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU

285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU

Office has played key role in organizing range of joint infrastructural, cultural projects underway

285 meetings held at inter-Korean liaison office since September: MOU
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 20, 2018
Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official

Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official

Unionpay also denies support for services at Pyongyang Casino following earlier revelation

Alipay working to block transactions using service in N.Korea: official
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 19, 2018
French civil servant and pro-DPRK activist formally indicted for treason: media

French civil servant and pro-DPRK activist formally indicted for treason: media

Suspected of spying for North Korea, Benoît Quennedey barred from leaving France

French civil servant and pro-DPRK activist formally indicted for treason: media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2018
North Korean Chamber of Commerce in Abkhazia to discuss expanding trade ties

North Korean Chamber of Commerce in Abkhazia to discuss expanding trade ties

DPRK businesses join delegation, discuss establishing joint ventures in respective territories

North Korean Chamber of Commerce in Abkhazia to discuss expanding trade ties
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2018
North Korea, Venezuela agree to strengthen diplomatic, commercial ties

North Korea, Venezuela agree to strengthen diplomatic, commercial ties

Visa agreement also signed as DPRK's nominal head of state meets President Maduro

North Korea, Venezuela agree to strengthen diplomatic, commercial ties
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 28, 2018
French civil servant with North Korea ties arrested on suspicion of espionage

French civil servant with North Korea ties arrested on suspicion of espionage

Benoît Quennedey serves as President of the Franco-Korean Friendship Association

French civil servant with North Korea ties arrested on suspicion of espionage
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2018
CSIS report on DPRK missile bases “full of lies and errors,” says state media

CSIS report on DPRK missile bases “full of lies and errors,” says state media

North Korean outlet describes findings as scheme by U.S. military industry "to sell more weapons"

CSIS report on DPRK missile bases “full of lies and errors,” says state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 26, 2018