January 21, 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 worried that citizens could catch COVID-19 by smoking tobacco

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Moon and Biden to have phone call this week, despite Trump’s refusal to concede

The South Korean president already congratulated Biden days ago. Now, he has a call with him on Thursday.

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Seoul’s foreign minister: Biden will handle North Korea differently from Obama

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with Pompeo and other officials in Washington, D.C.

Jeongmin Kim November 9, 2020

Moon tells Biden he hopes North and South can play bigger roles in Korea issues

South Korean leader stresses the two Koreas are the “stakeholders” on the peninsula, hopes for strong U.S.-ROK alliance

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No breakthrough in inter-Korean relations under Biden, 50% of South Koreans say

South Korean conservatives, progressives split on relations with North Korea under Biden, according to 500-person survey

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South Korean President Moon congratulates Biden, emphasizes ‘rock-solid’ bond

President-elect Joe Biden delivered a victory speech vowing to “make America respected around the world again”

Jeongmin Kim November 7, 2020

‘My family is infuriated’: Shooting victim’s brother meets defense minister

Lee Dae-jun was killed by North Korean soldiers on Sept. 22, and his brother remains unconvinced that he tried to defect

Jeongmin Kim November 6, 2020

Seoul police sends three North Korea human rights groups to prosecutors’ office

Groups accused of violating inter-Korean exchange law by sending balloons filled with bibles or leaflets, sources say

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South Korea captures North Korean man who crossed border, issues military alert

The person likely crossed barbed wire at the eastern frontline of the border, ROK military officials told reporters

Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2020

North Korea boosts submarines, cyberattacks and search for victim’s body: NIS

At a key briefing on Tuesday, lawmakers revealed new pieces of intelligence on DPRK leadership and military affairs

Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2020
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