April 16, 2024

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.

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More than half of North Korea is hungry, and a UN food program may soon drop out

More than half of North Korea is hungry, and a UN food program may soon drop out

The U.N. World Food Program warns that COVID-19-related restrictions may soon put a stop to its North Korea operations

More than half of North Korea is hungry, and a UN food program may soon drop out
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 24, 2021
North Korea is a bigger missile threat than Russia, China or Iran: US official

North Korea is a bigger missile threat than Russia, China or Iran: US official

Top US official warns that there’s a “real possibility” North Korea would actually launch a missile toward Americans

North Korea is a bigger missile threat than Russia, China or Iran: US official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 24, 2021
After years of tension, Seoul and Tokyo hold talks on North Korean nukes

After years of tension, Seoul and Tokyo hold talks on North Korean nukes

Washington also took part in the call, which ended in vows for ‘close cooperation’ on ‘North Korea-related challenges’

After years of tension, Seoul and Tokyo hold talks on North Korean nukes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 19, 2021
South Korea’s military needs more manpower — not high-tech gadgets, experts say

South Korea’s military needs more manpower — not high-tech gadgets, experts say

Yet another individual crossed over from North Korea this week, renewing heated complaints about border security

South Korea’s military needs more manpower — not high-tech gadgets, experts say
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 18, 2021
Despite heavy security, North Korean man wearing swimming flippers enters South

Despite heavy security, North Korean man wearing swimming flippers enters South

The incident comes after South Korea’s military was put in the hot seat for failing to catch border crossings last year

Despite heavy security, North Korean man wearing swimming flippers enters South
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 17, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says

Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says

South Korea’s NIS also allegedly told lawmakers that North Korea is suffering from food shortages in border areas

Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021
Two women accuse North Korean defector-poet Jang Jin-sung of rape

Two women accuse North Korean defector-poet Jang Jin-sung of rape

Prominent "Dear Leader" author denies allegations of rape, blackmail and sexual coercion

Two women accuse North Korean defector-poet Jang Jin-sung of rape
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021
New to the gig: Top US and South Korean officials discuss North Korea’s nukes

New to the gig: Top US and South Korean officials discuss North Korea’s nukes

Seoul's foreign minister Chung Eui-yong and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had their first phone call on Friday

New to the gig: Top US and South Korean officials discuss North Korea’s nukes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him

Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him

The ruling party’s economic department director replaced, foreign affairs officials promoted

Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un demands more legal control over North Korea’s struggling economy

Kim Jong Un demands more legal control over North Korea’s struggling economy

Kim also called for more ambitious production goals on the third day of the country’s latest party plenum

Kim Jong Un demands more legal control over North Korea’s struggling economy
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021
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