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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. He joined the company in 2018 after receiving a master's degree in international security and foreign policy from South Korea's Yonsei University. Follow him on Twitter.

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North Korea seeking greater Chinese investment in tourism industry: Xinhua

North Korea seeking greater Chinese investment in tourism industry: Xinhua

DPRK ready to give "preferential" treatment to PRC investors, NTA director says

North Korea seeking greater Chinese investment in tourism industry: Xinhua
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2019
Delegation of North Korea’s Central Court visiting China, KCNA reports

Delegation of North Korea’s Central Court visiting China, KCNA reports

Trip follows signing of MOU between two countries’ top prosecutors in June

Delegation of North Korea’s Central Court visiting China, KCNA reports
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 15, 2019
Pyongyang health appliances expo attracted over 100 DPRK, foreign firms: photos
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Pyongyang health appliances expo attracted over 100 DPRK, foreign firms: photos

PRC-based expo promoter claimed companies from several cities succeeded in making local contacts

Pyongyang health appliances expo attracted over 100 DPRK, foreign firms: photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 15, 2019
Chinese surveillance software in use across range of N. Korean facilities: photos

Chinese surveillance software in use across range of N. Korean facilities: photos

Industry leader Hikvision under scrutiny in U.S. for possible information-sharing with Beijing

Chinese surveillance software in use across range of N. Korean facilities: photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 12, 2019
Delegation of North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security visiting China: KCNA

Delegation of North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security visiting China: KCNA

DPRK police agency continues work with Beijing after recent Russia cooperation

Delegation of North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security visiting China: KCNA
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 10, 2019
Former Russian diplomat Toloraya to soon join UN panel on North Korea sanctions

Former Russian diplomat Toloraya to soon join UN panel on North Korea sanctions

Move follows recent appointment of former UK Ambassador to the DPRK to Panel of Experts

Former Russian diplomat Toloraya to soon join UN panel on North Korea sanctions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 9, 2019
Chinese state railway corp nears completion of new Sino-DPRK cross-border bridge
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Chinese state railway corp nears completion of new Sino-DPRK cross-border bridge

Tumen-Namyang bridge began with inter-government agreement in 2015

Chinese state railway corp nears completion of new Sino-DPRK cross-border bridge
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 9, 2019
North Koreans explore natural gas power plant conversion in Vladivostok visit

North Koreans explore natural gas power plant conversion in Vladivostok visit

Delegation also attended workshop on market economy transition experiences

North Koreans explore natural gas power plant conversion in Vladivostok visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 5, 2019
Pyongyang’s oldest department store undergoing facelift, photos show
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Pyongyang’s oldest department store undergoing facelift, photos show

Following prominent Daesong opening, activity also resumes at East Pyongyang Mall

Pyongyang’s oldest department store undergoing facelift, photos show
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 3, 2019
Russian deputy defense minister to discuss military cooperation in Pyongyang

Russian deputy defense minister to discuss military cooperation in Pyongyang

Planned visit follows Putin’s repeated emphasis on DPRK security guarantees

Russian deputy defense minister to discuss military cooperation in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 2, 2019