May 19, 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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‘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
North Korea records 6,173 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, nobody tests positive

North Korea records 6,173 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, nobody tests positive

North Korea says it tested 12,072 people for COVID-19 as of Oct. 29, with all results coming up “negative” for the virus

North Korea records 6,173 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, nobody tests positive
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2020
Seoul urges North Korea to keep calm during US presidential transition

Seoul urges North Korea to keep calm during US presidential transition

As of Nov. 13, North Korea has not said anything about President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

Seoul urges North Korea to keep calm during US presidential transition
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 13, 2020
Biden and Moon talk North Korea denuclearization and vow to meet next year

Biden and Moon talk North Korea denuclearization and vow to meet next year

Both leaders spoke by phone on Thursday, marking their first official chat after Biden became President-elect

Biden and Moon talk North Korea denuclearization and vow to meet next year
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 11, 2020
North Korea worried that citizens could catch COVID-19 by smoking tobacco

North Korea worried that citizens could catch COVID-19 by smoking tobacco

The warning comes after state media claims that migratory birds, snow and yellow dust from China could spread the virus

North Korea worried that citizens could catch COVID-19 by smoking tobacco
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 11, 2020
Moon and Biden to have phone call this week, despite Trump’s refusal to concede

Moon and Biden to have phone call this week, despite Trump’s refusal to concede

The South Korean president already congratulated Biden days ago. Now, he has a call with him on Thursday.

Moon and Biden to have phone call this week, despite Trump’s refusal to concede
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis November 11, 2020
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