April 19, 2021

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

Seoul to weigh potential amendment to “anti-leaflet” law, which could extend ban to digital copies and radio broadcasts

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 19, 2021
US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

Experts say Joe Biden and Moon Jae-in will chiefly discuss sanctions against North Korea

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 16, 2021
First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

Seoul court rejects claim by North Korea’s Myongji Corporation and others over $89,000 for zinc shipment

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung April 7, 2021
North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US

North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US

Korea Sport and Olympics Committee says DPRK could reverse decision as late as June, but experts are doubtful

North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 7, 2021
Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics

Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics

The decision was made by the DPRK Olympics Committee in late March, state-run website reports

Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 5, 2021
Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea

Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea

In a candid Facebook post, Russia’s Embassy said that living in Pyongyang feels like “coronavirus detention”

Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 1, 2021
EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters

EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters

Aid worker says projects by FAO and Concern Worldwide unlikely to go ahead while DPRK borders are closed

EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 31, 2021
As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison

As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison

The new law bans flyers, money and goods from being sent to the DPRK. Some activists say they’ll do it anyway.

As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 30, 2021
Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.

Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.

Seoul’s unification minister wants North and South Korean athletes to pull up to the Beijing Olympics together

Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 29, 2021
Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang

Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang

North Korea is more likely to show up to the 2022 Olympics in Beijing than the games in Tokyo, one expert says

Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 26, 2021
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