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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Seoul refutes spy chief’s claim that Kim Jong Un requested hotline reconnection

Seoul refutes spy chief’s claim that Kim Jong Un requested hotline reconnection

Unification ministry insists Koreas agreed on restoration following Park Jie-won's briefing to lawmakers on DPRK issues

Seoul refutes spy chief’s claim that Kim Jong Un requested hotline reconnection
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 4, 2021
North Korea planning to operate border disinfection complex within weeks: NIS

North Korea planning to operate border disinfection complex within weeks: NIS

South Korea’s intelligence agency also says DPRK has minimized summer military drills due to extreme heat

North Korea planning to operate border disinfection complex within weeks: NIS
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Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung August 3, 2021
Seoul seeks video calls with North Korea days after reconnecting hotlines

Seoul seeks video calls with North Korea days after reconnecting hotlines

DPRK has yet to respond after unification ministry sent document on establishing inter-Korean videoconference system

Seoul seeks video calls with North Korea days after reconnecting hotlines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 2, 2021
South Korea greenlights first aid to DPRK since Sept. 2020

South Korea greenlights first aid to DPRK since Sept. 2020

The move follows recent thaw in inter-Korean relations after hotlines restored

South Korea greenlights first aid to DPRK since Sept. 2020
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 30, 2021
North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people

Experts say lack of coverage shows concern about public perception amid COVID difficulties

North Korea hides news of inter-Korean hotline reconnection from its people
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 29, 2021
Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

DPRK state media reports on the agreement shortly after South Korea’s announcement

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2021
Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods

Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods

State media says North Korean leader voiced 'full support' for Chinese president after recent flooding in central China

Kim Jong Un sends message of sympathy to Xi Jinping over deadly floods
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 23, 2021
South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry

South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry

Statement comes after opposition leader endorses the idea in TV debate

South Korea does not pursue ‘unification by absorption’: ministry
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 23, 2021
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