November 26, 2022

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean and DPRK-related foreign, defense and humanitarian affairs, and has covered the 2022 ROK Presidential election on the ground. Prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency's Seoul bureau. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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Kim Yo Jong emerges as North Korea’s new point person on inter-Korean issues

Kim Yo Jong emerges as North Korea’s new point person on inter-Korean issues

Amid rising tensions with Seoul, Kim's "distinct style" points to growing responsibilities

Kim Yo Jong emerges as North Korea’s new point person on inter-Korean issues
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 10, 2020
North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says

North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says

Pyongyang earlier in the day threatened to cut off communications with "enemy" in Seoul

North Korea not responding to phone calls via inter-Korean hotlines, South says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 9, 2020
N. Korea did not answer South’s morning liaison office call for first time: MOU

N. Korea did not answer South’s morning liaison office call for first time: MOU

Regular afternoon call was conducted, however, and inter-Korean military hotline also operating as usual

N. Korea did not answer South’s morning liaison office call for first time: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 8, 2020
Politburo discusses developing chemical industry, Pyongyang housing construction

Politburo discusses developing chemical industry, Pyongyang housing construction

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's appearance marks only his third since early April

Politburo discusses developing chemical industry, Pyongyang housing construction
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 7, 2020
North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong

North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong

Announcement blames Seoul for not stopping defector groups from sending "dirty trash" leaflets into North

North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer | Jeongmin Kim June 5, 2020
Local mayors call for crackdown on NGOs sending leaflets to North Korea

Local mayors call for crackdown on NGOs sending leaflets to North Korea

In letter to unification minister, mayors of border cities says launches threaten "life and property" of residents

Local mayors call for crackdown on NGOs sending leaflets to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 5, 2020
Sending leaflets to North Korea is worth the risk, defector-lawmaker says

Sending leaflets to North Korea is worth the risk, defector-lawmaker says

North Koreans' "right to know" outweighs possible negative impact on inter-Korean relations, Ji Seong-ho tells media

Sending leaflets to North Korea is worth the risk, defector-lawmaker says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 4, 2020
South Korea calls on activists to stop sending anti-regime leaflets to the North

South Korea calls on activists to stop sending anti-regime leaflets to the North

Remarks follow North's threats to withdraw from inter-Korean military agreement should "anti-DPRK" activities continue

South Korea calls on activists to stop sending anti-regime leaflets to the North
North Korea likely renames Ministry of People’s Security

North Korea likely renames Ministry of People’s Security

DPRK's top policing body now known as "Ministry of Social Security"

North Korea likely renames Ministry of People’s Security
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 3, 2020
Kim Jong Un will “mercilessly” punish corrupt officials, North Korean media says

Kim Jong Un will “mercilessly” punish corrupt officials, North Korean media says

Special article condemns cadres who "infringe upon the people's interests" amid hints of broader anti-corruption drive

Kim Jong Un will “mercilessly” punish corrupt officials, North Korean media says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 2, 2020
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