May 07, 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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Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks

Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks

North Korea said nothing as top officials in Seoul celebrated the moment both countries signed a 2018 agreement

Three years after meeting Kim Jong Un, South Korean president calls for talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 27, 2021
South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’

South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’

Unification minister Lee In-young vowed to restart inter-Korean talks during the first half of 2021

South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 26, 2021
Activist to defy controversial law with 500,000 leaflets for North Korea

Activist to defy controversial law with 500,000 leaflets for North Korea

Prominent defector says he accepts risk of imprisonment to get anti-DPRK leaflets across the border 

Activist to defy controversial law with 500,000 leaflets for North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 23, 2021
Two Koreas, one market: South Korean minister wants to merge economy with North

Two Koreas, one market: South Korean minister wants to merge economy with North

Unification minister Lee In-young pointed to EU as an example of different political systems with an integrated economy

Two Koreas, one market: South Korean minister wants to merge economy with North
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 22, 2021
South Korea demands North Korea pay for blown-up diplomatic building

South Korea demands North Korea pay for blown-up diplomatic building

Foreign minister Chung Eui-yong wants reparations after the DPRK blew up an office that Seoul renovated for $8.6 million

South Korea demands North Korea pay for blown-up diplomatic building
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 21, 2021
Economic superpowers promise to stop North Korea’s nukes

Economic superpowers promise to stop North Korea’s nukes

G7 countries opt for controversial terminology in a joint statement that vows to work on North Korea denuclearization

Economic superpowers promise to stop North Korea’s nukes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 20, 2021
More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea

Seoul to weigh potential amendment to “anti-leaflet” law, which could extend ban to digital copies and radio broadcasts

More outrage as South Korea debates ban on sending digital info to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 19, 2021
US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month

Experts say Joe Biden and Moon Jae-in will chiefly discuss sanctions against North Korea

US and South Korean president to discuss North Korea in Washington next month
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 16, 2021
First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

Seoul court rejects claim by North Korea’s Myongji Corporation and others over $89,000 for zinc shipment

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung April 7, 2021
North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US

North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US

Korea Sport and Olympics Committee says DPRK could reverse decision as late as June, but experts are doubtful

North Korea skipping Tokyo Olympics ‘consistent’ with its COVID-19 measures: US
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 7, 2021
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