October 01, 2022

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean and DPRK-related foreign, defense and humanitarian affairs, and has covered the 2022 ROK Presidential election on the ground. Prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

 

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Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says

Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says

Personal message reportedly already delivered to North Korea via the "appropriate" channels

Trump asked South Korea to deliver a birthday note to Kim Jong Un, official says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Oliver Hotham January 10, 2020
Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU

Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU

Proposals could include allowing South Koreans to be issued visas to visit the North, Seoul suggests

Seoul seeking “diverse” ways to facilitate greater inter-Korean travel: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2020
North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business

North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business

Operation appears to primarily target domestic visitors for the time being, state media suggests

North Korea’s Yangdok hot springs and ski resort now open for business
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2020
North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies

North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies

Citizens, officials also reported to have assessed mistakes made in economic development last year

North Koreans pledge to “break through the barriers” at country-wide rallies
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 8, 2020
South Korea seeking to “independently” advance relations with the North: MOU

South Korea seeking to “independently” advance relations with the North: MOU

Unification ministry appears to rebuff comments by U.S. ambassador, stresses Seoul's "stakeholder" role

South Korea seeking to “independently” advance relations with the North: MOU
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 8, 2020
Moon says he’s willing to meet Kim again, work to resume inter-Korean tourism

Moon says he’s willing to meet Kim again, work to resume inter-Korean tourism

In New Year's speech, South Korean President calls for "realistic" steps to restart cooperation

Moon says he’s willing to meet Kim again, work to resume inter-Korean tourism
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 7, 2020
North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing

North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing

Externally-focused outlets also dismiss South Korean attempts to mediate DPRK-U.S. dialogue

North Korean media mocks U.S., South Korean fears over Christmas day testing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 6, 2020
Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea

Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea

South Korean President's speech comes as Kim Jong Un opts not to mention inter-Korean relations on New Year's Day

Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Speech remains low-key on North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 2, 2020
North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle

North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle

Promotion of top munitions industry official underscores Kim's resolve to continue weapons development in the new year

North Korea’s New Year’s Eve party plenum reveals major leadership reshuffle
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2020
North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”

North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”

Though detail sparse from Monday's proceedings, indicators suggest hardline policy on the cards

North Korean plenum to extend for fourth day to consider an “important document”
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2019