May 29, 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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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
Seoul’s foreign minister: Biden will handle North Korea differently from Obama

Seoul’s foreign minister: Biden will handle North Korea differently from Obama

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with Pompeo and other officials in Washington, D.C.

Seoul’s foreign minister: Biden will handle North Korea differently from Obama
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 9, 2020
Moon tells Biden he hopes North and South can play bigger roles in Korea issues

Moon tells Biden he hopes North and South can play bigger roles in Korea issues

South Korean leader stresses the two Koreas are the “stakeholders” on the peninsula, hopes for strong U.S.-ROK alliance

Moon tells Biden he hopes North and South can play bigger roles in Korea issues
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 9, 2020
No breakthrough in inter-Korean relations under Biden, 50% of South Koreans say

No breakthrough in inter-Korean relations under Biden, 50% of South Koreans say

South Korean conservatives, progressives split on relations with North Korea under Biden, according to 500-person survey

No breakthrough in inter-Korean relations under Biden, 50% of South Koreans say
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 9, 2020
South Korean President Moon congratulates Biden, emphasizes ‘rock-solid’ bond

South Korean President Moon congratulates Biden, emphasizes ‘rock-solid’ bond

President-elect Joe Biden delivered a victory speech vowing to “make America respected around the world again”

South Korean President Moon congratulates Biden, emphasizes ‘rock-solid’ bond
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 7, 2020
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