October 02, 2022

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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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N. Korean online shop Manmulsang gets boost with promotion in Rodong Sinmun

N. Korean online shop Manmulsang gets boost with promotion in Rodong Sinmun

Ruling party outlet hails e-commerce website as "part of our lives"

N. Korean online shop Manmulsang gets boost with promotion in Rodong Sinmun
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 28, 2019
Preparations underway to open Venezuelan embassy in Pyongyang: sources

Preparations underway to open Venezuelan embassy in Pyongyang: sources

Venezuelan FM signed document starting process following DPRK delegation's November visit to Caracas

Preparations underway to open Venezuelan embassy in Pyongyang: sources
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 25, 2019
3D model of North Korea’s Wonsan Kalma beach resort sheds light on project plans
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3D model of North Korea’s Wonsan Kalma beach resort sheds light on project plans

Video obtained by NK Pro reveals detailed blueprint and how plans changed over time

3D model of North Korea’s Wonsan Kalma beach resort sheds light on project plans
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2019
New North Korean posters hail New Year Address, economic and scientific development

New North Korean posters hail New Year Address, economic and scientific development

Recently-released propaganda hopes to "inspire the people," state media reports

New North Korean posters hail New Year Address, economic and scientific development
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2019
North Korea looking to Moscow for help policing tourism, says Russian embassy

North Korea looking to Moscow for help policing tourism, says Russian embassy

DPRK's construction of "large tourist complexes" reportedly sparking interest in public security

North Korea looking to Moscow for help policing tourism, says Russian embassy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 23, 2019
Dandong airport set to reopen as Liaoning province eyes further links to N. Korea

Dandong airport set to reopen as Liaoning province eyes further links to N. Korea

Move could attract tourists seeking cross-border day trips, faster train journey to Pyongyang

Dandong airport set to reopen as Liaoning province eyes further links to N. Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 22, 2019
North Korean media condemns “dimwit” UN human rights special rapporteur

North Korean media condemns “dimwit” UN human rights special rapporteur

Editorial comes a week after visit by Tomás Ojea Quintana to Seoul

North Korean media condemns “dimwit” UN human rights special rapporteur
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 19, 2019
North Korea steps up demands to halt military drills as Key Resolve set for March

North Korea steps up demands to halt military drills as Key Resolve set for March

Rodong warns of "severe consequences" if U.S.-ROK joint military exercises allowed to continue

North Korea steps up demands to halt military drills as Key Resolve set for March
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 18, 2019
North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol in Beijing, likely en route to DC: media

North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol in Beijing, likely en route to DC: media

Senior DPRK official expected to hold first high-level talks with U.S. counterparts in months

North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol in Beijing, likely en route to DC: media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Oliver Hotham January 17, 2019
Number of North Korean defections to South rose in 2018: MOU

Number of North Korean defections to South rose in 2018: MOU

Following significant drop in 2017, 1137 escapees reached the ROK last year

Number of North Korean defections to South rose in 2018: MOU
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 16, 2019
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