February 25, 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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Seoul police sends three North Korea human rights groups to prosecutors’ office

Seoul police sends three North Korea human rights groups to prosecutors’ office

Groups accused of violating inter-Korean exchange law by sending balloons filled with bibles or leaflets, sources say

Seoul police sends three North Korea human rights groups to prosecutors’ office
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 5, 2020
Internal document: North Korea may clamp down on homeless as COVID-19 prevention
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Internal document: North Korea may clamp down on homeless as COVID-19 prevention

Document suggests that Kim Jong Un ratified policies to send wanderers to relief stations

Internal document: North Korea may clamp down on homeless as COVID-19 prevention
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 4, 2020
South Korea captures North Korean man who crossed border, issues military alert

South Korea captures North Korean man who crossed border, issues military alert

The person likely crossed barbed wire at the eastern frontline of the border, ROK military officials told reporters

South Korea captures North Korean man who crossed border, issues military alert
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2020
North Korea boosts submarines, cyberattacks and search for victim’s body: NIS

North Korea boosts submarines, cyberattacks and search for victim’s body: NIS

At a key briefing on Tuesday, lawmakers revealed new pieces of intelligence on DPRK leadership and military affairs

North Korea boosts submarines, cyberattacks and search for victim’s body: NIS
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2020
North Korea reports 5,368 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, surge amid military parade

North Korea reports 5,368 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, surge amid military parade

The number of those tested and quarantined in the DPRK spiked around the Oct. 10 parade, but no confirmed cases yet

North Korea reports 5,368 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, surge amid military parade
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2020
North Korea says it wants the US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

North Korea says it wants the US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

DPRK accuses Blue House security chief of “cozying up to his master” after U.S. visit, blames Washington for tension

North Korea says it wants the US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 29, 2020
Obama slams Trump, says Biden ‘wouldn’t coddle’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Obama slams Trump, says Biden ‘wouldn’t coddle’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Former U.S. president endorses Joe Biden and criticizes Trump for ‘bragging’ about his close ties with Kim Jong Un

Obama slams Trump, says Biden ‘wouldn’t coddle’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 28, 2020
Pyongyang stores low on foreign goods amid North Korean COVID-19 paranoia

Pyongyang stores low on foreign goods amid North Korean COVID-19 paranoia

State media warned citizens against imported items out of fear that they could spread the virus from abroad

Pyongyang stores low on foreign goods amid North Korean COVID-19 paranoia
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 27, 2020
Full text: North Korea’s decree to ‘fire at’ people illegally approaching border
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Full text: North Korea’s decree to ‘fire at’ people illegally approaching border

NK Pro translated the full text of a recent North Korean public announcement on border security and COVID-19 prevention

Full text: North Korea’s decree to ‘fire at’ people illegally approaching border
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 26, 2020
Expert roundup: Would South Korea’s president prefer Biden or Trump?

Expert roundup: Would South Korea’s president prefer Biden or Trump?

Analysts weigh in on what Seoul is hoping for this November -- and what it should do after the election results come out

Expert roundup: Would South Korea’s president prefer Biden or Trump?
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 22, 2020
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