January 18, 2022

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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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3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return

3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return

Christmas marks tragic milestone since Kim Jong-uk’s arrest, with at least six South Koreans still detained in the DPRK

3,000 days in a North Korean prison: A missionary’s family prays for his return
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 27, 2021
Lee Jae-myung pledges to push for nuclear submarine against North Korean threats

Lee Jae-myung pledges to push for nuclear submarine against North Korean threats

Presidential candidate of South Korea’s ruling party also vows to complete OPCON transfer by end of his term

Lee Jae-myung pledges to push for nuclear submarine against North Korean threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 24, 2021
Seoul says it has ‘100% perfectly’ detected North Korean ballistic missiles

Seoul says it has ‘100% perfectly’ detected North Korean ballistic missiles

ROK ministries claim Moon administration’s DPRK policies have been a success, vow to resume inter-Korean detente

Seoul says it has ‘100% perfectly’ detected North Korean ballistic missiles
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 23, 2021
Presidential frontrunner violated rules during North Korea border visit: UNC

Presidential frontrunner violated rules during North Korea border visit: UNC

Conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol visited the Demilitarized Zone wearing military uniform against border dress code

Presidential frontrunner violated rules during North Korea border visit: UNC
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 22, 2021
Fishing for legitimacy? Kim Jong Un sends blocks of seafood to Pyongyang elites

Fishing for legitimacy? Kim Jong Un sends blocks of seafood to Pyongyang elites

North Korean leader signaling that he takes support and welfare of city’s citizens ‘very seriously,’ expert says

Fishing for legitimacy? Kim Jong Un sends blocks of seafood to Pyongyang elites
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 21, 2021
US to impose new sanctions against North Korea for first time under Biden

US to impose new sanctions against North Korea for first time under Biden

Office of Foreign Assets Control to sanction DPRK prosecutor’s office, animation studio and top official on Friday

US to impose new sanctions against North Korea for first time under Biden
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Jeongmin Kim December 10, 2021
US still game to talk to North Korea ‘without preconditions’: Ambassador to UN

US still game to talk to North Korea ‘without preconditions’: Ambassador to UN

Seoul’s unification minister also argues Pyongyang appears more interested in talks, citing October hotline reconnection

US still game to talk to North Korea ‘without preconditions’: Ambassador to UN
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 10, 2021
Families separated by Korean War giving up hope of meeting loved ones: Survey

Families separated by Korean War giving up hope of meeting loved ones: Survey

Unification ministry notes many victims are elderly and in poor health, and 82% don’t know if family in North is alive

Families separated by Korean War giving up hope of meeting loved ones: Survey
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 9, 2021
UNICEF receives exemption to send ventilators, vaccine equipment to North Korea

UNICEF receives exemption to send ventilators, vaccine equipment to North Korea

Agency plans to ship items via Nampho-Dalian route, after it briefly opened for aid deliveries in fall

UNICEF receives exemption to send ventilators, vaccine equipment to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 8, 2021
US builds new radar to detect ballistic, hypersonic missiles from Indo-Pacific

US builds new radar to detect ballistic, hypersonic missiles from Indo-Pacific

Completion of radar in Alaska follows recent North Korean missile tests, as US notes ‘rogue’ state targeting it

US builds new radar to detect ballistic, hypersonic missiles from Indo-Pacific
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 7, 2021
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