May 22, 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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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
‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end

‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end

Five years ago, the Kaesong Industrial Complex shut down and sent thousands of North and South Koreans packing

‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021
Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Chung Eui-yong says that coordinating with Washington on future denuclearization talks can be “fairly easily done”

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 9, 2021
North Korea threatens to ‘thoroughly punish’ any country that provokes it

North Korea threatens to ‘thoroughly punish’ any country that provokes it

State media claims on military foundation day that North Korea has capabilities to fight any kind of war

North Korea threatens to ‘thoroughly punish’ any country that provokes it
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 8, 2021
Kim Jong Un still willing to denuclearize: South Korean foreign minister nominee

Kim Jong Un still willing to denuclearize: South Korean foreign minister nominee

Chung Eui-yong says North Korean military parades just aiming to sustain negotiation leverage

Kim Jong Un still willing to denuclearize: South Korean foreign minister nominee
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 5, 2021
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