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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North Korea reports zero confirmed COVID-19 cases, but key data is still missing

North Korea reports zero confirmed COVID-19 cases, but key data is still missing

For 10 weeks in a row now, the World Health Organization has not published testing or quarantine numbers for the DPRK

North Korea reports zero confirmed COVID-19 cases, but key data is still missing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 22, 2021
South Korea vows to address red tape slowing down North Korea aid

South Korea vows to address red tape slowing down North Korea aid

Unification minister says he will review South Korea’s system of approving every aid shipment before it goes out

South Korea vows to address red tape slowing down North Korea aid
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 22, 2021
North Korea slams ‘Western countries’ in apparent reference to Atlanta shootings

North Korea slams ‘Western countries’ in apparent reference to Atlanta shootings

Experts say that North Korea is leveraging racial issues in the U.S. to deflect from its own human rights abuses

North Korea slams ‘Western countries’ in apparent reference to Atlanta shootings
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 22, 2021
North Koreans leave embassy in Malaysia after severing diplomatic ties

North Koreans leave embassy in Malaysia after severing diplomatic ties

North Korea cut diplomatic ties with Malaysia on Friday in response to the extradition of a DPRK national to the U.S.

North Koreans leave embassy in Malaysia after severing diplomatic ties
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 21, 2021
Seoul wants DPRK sanctions enforced — but not at the cost of humanitarian aid

Seoul wants DPRK sanctions enforced — but not at the cost of humanitarian aid

After visit from U.S. officials, the unification ministry in Seoul weighed in on North Korea sanctions and human rights

Seoul wants DPRK sanctions enforced — but not at the cost of humanitarian aid
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 19, 2021
US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting

US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting

Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said China has a “critical role” in persuading North Korea to denuclearize

US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung March 18, 2021
US secretary of state slams North Korean human rights abuses during Seoul visit

US secretary of state slams North Korean human rights abuses during Seoul visit

Antony Blinken stressed an “unwavering” alliance and also vowed to work towards denuclearizing North Korea

US secretary of state slams North Korean human rights abuses during Seoul visit
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis March 17, 2021
US official lands in Seoul, says alliance must be ‘ready to fight’ if needed

US official lands in Seoul, says alliance must be ‘ready to fight’ if needed

Defense secretary Lloyd Austin emphasized general “military readiness” and “unprecedented” North Korea issues

US official lands in Seoul, says alliance must be ‘ready to fight’ if needed
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 17, 2021
North Korea blasts BTS and BLACKPINK’s music labels in state propaganda

North Korea blasts BTS and BLACKPINK’s music labels in state propaganda

Experts say North Korea is fighting back against influence from forbidden foreign media

North Korea blasts BTS and BLACKPINK’s music labels in state propaganda
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 16, 2021
Bodacious bikini babes: South Korean propaganda leaflets in the 1980s

Bodacious bikini babes: South Korean propaganda leaflets in the 1980s

Pictures of sexy women were designed to distract North Korean soldiers on duty and encourage them to defect

Bodacious bikini babes: South Korean propaganda leaflets in the 1980s
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 11, 2021
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