September 25, 2020

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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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Unification minister says North Korea could be battling COVID-19

Lee In-young thinks the DPRK has an outbreak, but says his theory is not based on official intelligence

Jeongmin Kim August 31, 2020

South Korean minister vows to resume Mount Kumgang tourism ‘as soon as possible'

Unification minister Lee In-young wants to revamp tourism projects, but it won’t be easy amid tensions with Pyongyang

Jeongmin Kim August 28, 2020

South Korea nominates Army Chief of Staff Suh Wook as new defense minister

Suh served in the ROK military for more than three decades, vowing to "support peace" through strong military power

Jeongmin Kim August 28, 2020

ROK suspends plans to ease restrictions on civilian contacts between two Koreas

MOU submits final draft for the revision of 30-year-old law on inter-Korean exchanges

Jeongmin Kim August 27, 2020

North Korea tested more than 2,700 people for COVID-19 — all results ‘negative’

More than 30,000 people have been put under quarantine in the country, WHO tells NK News 

Jeongmin Kim August 27, 2020

North Korea issues warnings ahead of Typhoon Bavi's touchdown in Pyongyang

Typhoon Bavi may bring strength similar to Typhoon Lingling, which displaced more than 6,000 DPRK citizens in 2019

Jeongmin Kim August 25, 2020

Rumors explained: Is Kim Jong Un really in a coma? Will Kim Yo Jong take over?

Rumors surface yet again that Kim Jong Un is gravely ill and Kim Yo Jong assumed power — but most of it is likely false

Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim August 24, 2020

Why Seoul's dream to barter for North Korean booze may soon fall apart

If supply chains involve previously sanctioned entities, then even barter trade would be blocked by U.N. sanctions

Jeongmin Kim | Min Chao Choy August 24, 2020

Majority of foreign NGO workers have left North Korea: Sources

Only one NGO now maintaining its presence in the DPRK, source says

Jeongmin Kim August 21, 2020

COVID-19 test kits sent by private South Korean group arrive in North Korea

Delivery made via the Dandong-Sinuiju land route in mid-August

Jeongmin Kim August 21, 2020
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