March 04, 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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After years of tension, Seoul and Tokyo hold talks on North Korean nukes

Washington also took part in the call, which ended in vows for ‘close cooperation’ on ‘North Korea-related challenges’

Jeongmin Kim February 19, 2021

South Korea’s military needs more manpower — not high-tech gadgets, experts say

Yet another individual crossed over from North Korea this week, renewing heated complaints about border security

Jeongmin Kim February 18, 2021

Despite heavy security, North Korean man wearing swimming flippers enters South

The incident comes after South Korea’s military was put in the hot seat for failing to catch border crossings last year

Jeongmin Kim February 17, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says

South Korea’s NIS also allegedly told lawmakers that North Korea is suffering from food shortages in border areas

Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021

Two women accuse North Korean defector-poet Jang Jin-sung of rape

Prominent "Dear Leader" author denies allegations of rape, blackmail and sexual coercion

Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021

New to the gig: Top US and South Korean officials discuss North Korea’s nukes

Seoul's foreign minister Chung Eui-yong and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had their first phone call on Friday

Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him

The ruling party’s economic department director replaced, foreign affairs officials promoted

Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un demands more legal control over North Korea’s struggling economy

Kim also called for more ambitious production goals on the third day of the country’s latest party plenum

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021

‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end

Five years ago, the Kaesong Industrial Complex shut down and sent thousands of North and South Koreans packing

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Chung Eui-yong says that coordinating with Washington on future denuclearization talks can be “fairly easily done”

Jeongmin Kim February 9, 2021
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