February 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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UN will swiftly greenlight aid to North Korea, but NGOs still face big hurdles

UN will swiftly greenlight aid to North Korea, but NGOs still face big hurdles

North Korea is facing serious economic hardship, and groups claim that South Korean and U.S. rules are the real problem

UN will swiftly greenlight aid to North Korea, but NGOs still face big hurdles
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 1, 2020
North Korea kills currency dealer, hacks company making COVID-19 vaccine: NIS

North Korea kills currency dealer, hacks company making COVID-19 vaccine: NIS

After an intelligence briefing, South Korean lawmakers relayed recent topline claims about North Korea

North Korea kills currency dealer, hacks company making COVID-19 vaccine: NIS
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 27, 2020
South Korea will work with China to achieve North Korean denuclearization: Moon

South Korea will work with China to achieve North Korean denuclearization: Moon

Experts, however, doubt North Korea was high on Chinese foreign minister's agenda in meeting with South Korean president

South Korea will work with China to achieve North Korean denuclearization: Moon
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 26, 2020
Two weeks on, North Korea still hasn’t said a word about Biden or the elections

Two weeks on, North Korea still hasn’t said a word about Biden or the elections

Experts can only guess why the DPRK is silent, but history shows that Pyongyang handled past elections very differently

Two weeks on, North Korea still hasn’t said a word about Biden or the elections
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2020
North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs

North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs

Seoul’s unification ministry to hold “workshop” for improving human rights groups’ administrative skills

North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung November 24, 2020
‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons

‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons

North Koreans are in the throes of a mandated, national “labor battle” — a “torturous” time that defectors can’t forget

‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2020
North Korea accuses the UN of ‘unfairness’ and human rights ‘meddling’

North Korea accuses the UN of ‘unfairness’ and human rights ‘meddling’

In a long-winded statement, the DPRK lambasts Japan, the U.N. Security Council and those suspicious of its space program

North Korea accuses the UN of ‘unfairness’ and human rights ‘meddling’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 20, 2020
North Korea says foreign goods can spread ‘the devil’s virus’ and kill people

North Korea says foreign goods can spread ‘the devil’s virus’ and kill people

Fear of COVID-19 is driving the DPRK to warn citizens about imported items, birds, snow, cigarettes and polluted air

North Korea says foreign goods can spread ‘the devil’s virus’ and kill people
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2020
South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening

South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening

Nearly 300 days have passed since North Korea closed its borders to shield itself from the “catastrophic” COVID-19 virus

South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 17, 2020
South Korea to invest $1.2 million in inter-Korean railway reconnection project

South Korea to invest $1.2 million in inter-Korean railway reconnection project

Construction on the Gyeongwon line is aimed at ultimately reconnecting railway up to Wonsan in North Korea

South Korea to invest $1.2 million in inter-Korean railway reconnection project
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2020
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