April 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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Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021
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Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021

In the twilight of his term, South Korea’s president faces a long line of hurdles and has few remaining cards to play

Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2020
Pregnant North Korean woman and teenage girl face possible repatriation in China

Pregnant North Korean woman and teenage girl face possible repatriation in China

The United Nations is urging China not to forcibly return five North Korean defectors arrested in September

Pregnant North Korean woman and teenage girl face possible repatriation in China
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2020
UN collected $1.4 million in COVID-19 donations for North Korea this year

UN collected $1.4 million in COVID-19 donations for North Korea this year

New U.N. data also shows that Switzerland and Russia paid the most for DPRK food aid in 2020

UN collected $1.4 million in COVID-19 donations for North Korea this year
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2020
South Korean civic groups fight ‘anti-leaflet’ law in constitutional court

South Korean civic groups fight ‘anti-leaflet’ law in constitutional court

Opposition party lawmakers also filed a revision to the recent law, which criminalizes leaflet launches to North Korea

South Korean civic groups fight ‘anti-leaflet’ law in constitutional court
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2020
North Koreans earn just 4% of the average South Korean’s income, new report says

North Koreans earn just 4% of the average South Korean’s income, new report says

The average North Korean made less money in 2019 compared to a year prior, despite an improving economic growth rate

North Koreans earn just 4% of the average South Korean’s income, new report says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 28, 2020
‘The sky was falling’: Why this company sold coats illegally made in North Korea

‘The sky was falling’: Why this company sold coats illegally made in North Korea

A Seoul clothing firm said it was duped into using DPRK labor and had no choice but to sell sanctions-violating garb

‘The sky was falling’: Why this company sold coats illegally made in North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 23, 2020
More than 70% of South Koreans surveyed want Biden to meet with Kim Jong Un

More than 70% of South Koreans surveyed want Biden to meet with Kim Jong Un

Seven out of 10 respondents also rated Trump and Kim’s letter-writing diplomacy positively

More than 70% of South Koreans surveyed want Biden to meet with Kim Jong Un
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 22, 2020
Top US and South Korean officials talk North Korea denuclearization and 2021

Top US and South Korean officials talk North Korea denuclearization and 2021

Madeleine Albright says she “learned a lot” from the Sunshine-era policies on North Korea

Top US and South Korean officials talk North Korea denuclearization and 2021
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 22, 2020
South Korea picks new nuclear envoy to work with North Korea and the US

South Korea picks new nuclear envoy to work with North Korea and the US

Noh Kyu-duk to replace Lee Do-hoon, who served as Seoul’s top nuclear envoy since Sept. 2017

South Korea picks new nuclear envoy to work with North Korea and the US
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 20, 2020
Trump was too stingy during North Korea negotiations, former Seoul official says

Trump was too stingy during North Korea negotiations, former Seoul official says

Former unification minister Kim Yeon-chul says Biden should be more “flexible” about easing sanctions against the DPRK

Trump was too stingy during North Korea negotiations, former Seoul official says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 18, 2020
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