May 16, 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 Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing

North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing

Externally-focused outlets also dismiss South Korean attempts to mediate DPRK-U.S. dialogue

North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 6, 2020
Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea

Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea

South Korean President's speech comes as Kim Jong Un opts not to mention inter-Korean relations on New Year's Day

Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 2, 2020
North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle

North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle

Promotion of top munitions industry official underscores Kim's resolve to continue weapons development in the new year

North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2020
North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”

North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”

Though detail sparse from Monday's proceedings, indicators suggest hardline policy on the cards

North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2019
State media marks eight years of Kim Jong Un military leadership

State media marks eight years of Kim Jong Un military leadership

Falling on the same day as the third day of party plenum, the anniversary sees no major celebratory event

State media marks eight years of Kim Jong Un military leadership
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2019
UN approves $752,000 to help North Korea fight climate change

UN approves $752,000 to help North Korea fight climate change

Project is first by GCF with the country, will be implemented through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UN approves $752,000 to help North Korea fight climate change
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 27, 2019
Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing

Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing

The lack of test, despite DPRK's "Christmas gift" warning, comes amid slow pace on set up of the December plenum

Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 25, 2019
South Korea, China, and Japan agree to promote DPRK denuclearization talks

South Korea, China, and Japan agree to promote DPRK denuclearization talks

Only dialogue and diplomacy can achieve denuclearization and peace, in accordance with UNSC resolutions: joint statement

South Korea, China, and Japan agree to promote DPRK denuclearization talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 24, 2019
Escalating tension “not beneficial” to North Korea: Moon

Escalating tension “not beneficial” to North Korea: Moon

Moon-Xi summit comes as North Korean media outlets continue to reject Seoul's role in denuclearization talks

Escalating tension “not beneficial” to North Korea: Moon
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 23, 2019
North Korea denounces U.S. official’s human rights remarks as “malicious”

North Korea denounces U.S. official’s human rights remarks as “malicious”

MFA spokesperson's toned-down comment comes days after UNGA adopts annual human rights resolution

North Korea denounces U.S. official’s human rights remarks as “malicious”
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 21, 2019