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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Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics

Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics

The decision was made by the DPRK Olympics Committee in late March, state-run website reports

Citing COVID-19, North Korea decides not to attend Tokyo Olympics
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 5, 2021
Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea

Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea

In a candid Facebook post, Russia’s Embassy said that living in Pyongyang feels like “coronavirus detention”

Fed up with COVID-19 rules, dozens of diplomatic staff exit North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 1, 2021
EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters

EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters

Aid worker says projects by FAO and Concern Worldwide unlikely to go ahead while DPRK borders are closed

EU grants almost $590,000 to help North Koreans cope with climate disasters
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 31, 2021
As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison

As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison

The new law bans flyers, money and goods from being sent to the DPRK. Some activists say they’ll do it anyway.

As of today, those who send flyers to North Korea can face three years in prison
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 30, 2021
Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.

Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.

Seoul’s unification minister wants North and South Korean athletes to pull up to the Beijing Olympics together

Forget planes. South Korea wants to ride a North Korean railway to the Olympics.
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 29, 2021
Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang

Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang

North Korea is more likely to show up to the 2022 Olympics in Beijing than the games in Tokyo, one expert says

Tokyo 2021? North Korean Olympic Committee holds mystery meeting in Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 26, 2021
South Korea boasts ‘world-class’ missiles after North Korean test-fire

South Korea boasts ‘world-class’ missiles after North Korean test-fire

President Moon Jae-in reminded the public of Seoul’s missile capabilities, but also stressed the need for more dialogue

South Korea boasts ‘world-class’ missiles after North Korean test-fire
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 26, 2021
Russian foreign minister calls for an end to ‘arms race’ on the Korean Peninsula

Russian foreign minister calls for an end to ‘arms race’ on the Korean Peninsula

Sergey Lavrov met with South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong hours after North Korea tested ballistic missiles

Russian foreign minister calls for an end to ‘arms race’ on the Korean Peninsula
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 25, 2021
North Korea test-fires first ballistic missiles since Biden took office

North Korea test-fires first ballistic missiles since Biden took office

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the mysterious projectile firing on Thursday morning

North Korea test-fires first ballistic missiles since Biden took office
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis March 24, 2021
UN urges North Korea to reopen borders for aid and humanitarian workers

UN urges North Korea to reopen borders for aid and humanitarian workers

The U.N. Human Rights Council expressed its concerns in an annual resolution on DPRK human rights abuses

UN urges North Korea to reopen borders for aid and humanitarian workers
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 24, 2021
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