April 19, 2021

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Ha-young Choi

Ha-young Choi was an NK News correspondentĀ based in Seoul. She studied Korean history, mainly focusing on modern Korean history at Korea University. Follow her on twitter @Hy_Choi0826

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Indoctrination, finances motivate N.Korean defectors to attend rallies

Indoctrination, finances motivate N.Korean defectors to attend rallies

North Koreans frequently favor conservative ideas, but resettlement process often pushes them to

Indoctrination, finances motivate N.Korean defectors to attend rallies
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 4, 2016
FATF expected to keep North Korea sanctions

FATF expected to keep North Korea sanctions

Changes unlikely in light of U.S. 'money-laundering concern' designation

FATF expected to keep North Korea sanctions
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 22, 2016
NIS rejects summons for 12 North Korean defectors

NIS rejects summons for 12 North Korean defectors

NIS indicates intent to send attorney in defectors' place; legal measures to prevent this lacking

NIS rejects summons for 12 North Korean defectors
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 21, 2016
North Korea has other dialogue options than Seoul: statement

North Korea has other dialogue options than Seoul: statement

Pyongyang could be looking to improve relations with Beijing, possibly Trump: expert

North Korea has other dialogue options than Seoul: statement
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | JH Ahn June 17, 2016
N. Korean refugee in Russia gets temporary asylum on fourth try

N. Korean refugee in Russia gets temporary asylum on fourth try

Defector known only as Kim was granted a one-year refugee status

N. Korean refugee in Russia gets temporary asylum on fourth try
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 17, 2016
North, S.Korean labor unions start committee for soccer match

North, S.Korean labor unions start committee for soccer match

South Korea's unions communicated with the North via media reports

North, S.Korean labor unions start committee for soccer match
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 16, 2016
PUST trains N.Korean missile, nuclear, hacking experts: newspaper

PUST trains N.Korean missile, nuclear, hacking experts: newspaper

S.Korean government is 'taking a close look' at the information from unnamed sources

PUST trains N.Korean missile, nuclear, hacking experts: newspaper
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 14, 2016
Malaria increase linked to loss of inter-Korean cooperation

Malaria increase linked to loss of inter-Korean cooperation

Seoul may be suffering the side-effects of stopping support for N.Korean anti-malaria efforts

Malaria increase linked to loss of inter-Korean cooperation
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 14, 2016
North Korea may have 10 nuclear warheads: think tank

North Korea may have 10 nuclear warheads: think tank

Imprecise calculations differ by organizations, countries; satellite imagery has limited accuracy

North Korea may have 10 nuclear warheads: think tank
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 13, 2016
Why North Korean defectors got paid to protest

Why North Korean defectors got paid to protest

Defector-activist says payment was for defectors' 'welfare,' compensation for their 'hard work'

Why North Korean defectors got paid to protest
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi June 10, 2016
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