April 23, 2024

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.

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Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Shut down comes as North Korean party daily promises "revolutionary countermeasures" to 2019-nCoV spread

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 29, 2020
Kim Jong Gwan confirmed as North Korea’s new defense minister: state media

Kim Jong Gwan confirmed as North Korea’s new defense minister: state media

Promotion notable given Kim's background in state construction works, analyst says

Kim Jong Gwan confirmed as North Korea’s new defense minister: state media
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 21, 2020
In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019
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In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019

NK Pro charts the DPRK officials most frequently by Kim Jong Un's side in 2019

In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020
Door still open for dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President insists

Door still open for dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President insists

At new year's press conference, Moon Jae-in reiterates hopes for renewed inter-Korean tourism in 2020

Door still open for dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President insists
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020
North Korean arms industry, military officials rose to prominence in 2019: data

North Korean arms industry, military officials rose to prominence in 2019: data

Top ruling party cadre Jo Yong Won remained the DPRK leader's closest aide, however

North Korean arms industry, military officials rose to prominence in 2019: data
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 13, 2020
North Korean official rejects potential talks with U.S. unless conditions met

North Korean official rejects potential talks with U.S. unless conditions met

In statement, Kim Kye Gwan confirms Trump sent letter to mark Kim Jong Un's birthday

North Korean official rejects potential talks with U.S. unless conditions met
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 11, 2020
Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says

Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says

Personal message reportedly already delivered to North Korea via the "appropriate" channels

Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Oliver Hotham January 10, 2020
Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU

Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU

Proposals could include allowing South Koreans to be issued visas to visit the North, Seoul suggests

Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2020
North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business

North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business

Operation appears to primarily target domestic visitors for the time being, state media suggests

North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2020
North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies

North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies

Citizens, officials also reported to have assessed mistakes made in economic development last year

North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 8, 2020