July 30, 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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North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

Experts say lack of coverage shows concern about public perception amid COVID difficulties

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 29, 2021
Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

DPRK state media reports on the agreement shortly after South Korea’s announcement

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2021
Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods

Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods

State media says North Korean leader voiced 'full support' for Chinese president after recent flooding in central China

Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 23, 2021
South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry

South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry

Statement comes after opposition leader endorses the idea in TV debate

South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 23, 2021
Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

But KINU survey shows that a similar percentage of South Koreans also believe the opposite

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2021
Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks

Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks

Former high-level diplomat was Seoul’s chief negotiator with North Korea from 2009 to 2011

Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 20, 2021
More than 90% of South Koreans think North Korea won’t give up nukes: survey

More than 90% of South Koreans think North Korea won’t give up nukes: survey

KINU survey also shows that South Koreans are increasingly indifferent about DPRK issues

More than 90% of South Koreans think North Korea won’t give up nukes: survey
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 16, 2021
North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report

North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report

Seoul official cautions that latest revelation is not a cry for help from Pyongyang

North Korea admits medical supply ‘shortage’ in new United Nations report
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 15, 2021
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