September 19, 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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Hotline fling? North Korea ignores Seoul’s calls for more than a week

Hotline fling? North Korea ignores Seoul’s calls for more than a week

After brief reconnection, hotlines go dead from the North Korean side as Pyongyang fumes over routine US-ROK drills

Hotline fling? North Korea ignores Seoul’s calls for more than a week
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2021
North Korea may soon receive textbooks, medical equipment from US-based NGO

North Korea may soon receive textbooks, medical equipment from US-based NGO

Group plans to send South Korean medical equipment to Pyongyang hospital after UN extends another sanctions waiver

North Korea may soon receive textbooks, medical equipment from US-based NGO
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 16, 2021
Help on the way? UNICEF could provide vaccine storage equipment to North Korea

Help on the way? UNICEF could provide vaccine storage equipment to North Korea

Sanctions exemption extended for UN agency to send millions of dollars of medical and other aid to DPRK

Help on the way? UNICEF could provide vaccine storage equipment to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2021
North Korea creates ‘central command team’ for flood damage recovery

North Korea creates ‘central command team’ for flood damage recovery

State media says team will support reconstruction and relief efforts after recent flooding in South Hamgyong province

North Korea creates ‘central command team’ for flood damage recovery
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2021
North Korea ignores calls from South Korea weeks after hotlines reconnected

North Korea ignores calls from South Korea weeks after hotlines reconnected

Apparent stonewalling comes hours after Kim Yo Jong slammed South Korea, US over August military drills

North Korea ignores calls from South Korea weeks after hotlines reconnected
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2021
North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum

North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum

U.S., South Korea among those in attendance at high-level meeting of foreign ministers

North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2021
South Korean ministries gearing up for North Korea humanitarian assistance 

South Korean ministries gearing up for North Korea humanitarian assistance 

New research projects suggest Seoul may seek private aid channels as Pyongyang rejects state humanitarianism

South Korean ministries gearing up for North Korea humanitarian assistance 
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2021
UNICEF helping North Korea prepare supply chains for COVID vaccines

UNICEF helping North Korea prepare supply chains for COVID vaccines

UN agency says it’s assisting cold chain storage and distribution as experts say DPRK can mass vaccinate

UNICEF helping North Korea prepare supply chains for COVID vaccines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 6, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines
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NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines

Analysts discuss how North Korea's return to the communication lines will impact diplomacy in the coming months

NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2021
Seoul may finance aid groups working with ‘vulnerable’ North Koreans

Seoul may finance aid groups working with ‘vulnerable’ North Koreans

Unification ministry says it’s reviewing "diverse measures" for provision after government OKs aid to DPRK

Seoul may finance aid groups working with ‘vulnerable’ North Koreans
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2021
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