January 20, 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 Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs

Seoul’s unification ministry to hold “workshop” for improving human rights groups’ administrative skills

Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung November 24, 2020

‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons

North Koreans are in the throes of a mandated, national “labor battle” — a “torturous” time that defectors can’t forget

Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2020

North Korea accuses the UN of ‘unfairness’ and human rights ‘meddling’

In a long-winded statement, the DPRK lambasts Japan, the U.N. Security Council and those suspicious of its space program

Jeongmin Kim November 20, 2020

North Korea says foreign goods can spread ‘the devil’s virus’ and kill people

Fear of COVID-19 is driving the DPRK to warn citizens about imported items, birds, snow, cigarettes and polluted air

Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2020

South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening

Nearly 300 days have passed since North Korea closed its borders to shield itself from the “catastrophic” COVID-19 virus

Jeongmin Kim November 17, 2020

South Korea to invest $1.2 million in inter-Korean railway reconnection project

Construction on the Gyeongwon line is aimed at ultimately reconnecting railway up to Wonsan in North Korea

Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2020

North Korea records 6,173 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, nobody tests positive

North Korea says it tested 12,072 people for COVID-19 as of Oct. 29, with all results coming up “negative” for the virus

Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2020

Seoul urges North Korea to keep calm during US presidential transition

As of Nov. 13, North Korea has not said anything about President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

Jeongmin Kim November 13, 2020

Biden and Moon talk North Korea denuclearization and vow to meet next year

Both leaders spoke by phone on Thursday, marking their first official chat after Biden became President-elect

Jeongmin Kim November 11, 2020

North Korea worried that citizens could catch COVID-19 by smoking tobacco

The warning comes after state media claims that migratory birds, snow and yellow dust from China could spread the virus

Jeongmin Kim November 11, 2020
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