February 21, 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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COVID-19 test kits sent by private South Korean group arrive in North Korea

COVID-19 test kits sent by private South Korean group arrive in North Korea

Delivery made via the Dandong-Sinuiju land route in mid-August

COVID-19 test kits sent by private South Korean group arrive in North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 21, 2020
North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says

North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says

Plenum meeting reveals details ahead of Eighth Congress in Jan. 2021, where a new five-year economic plan will emerge

North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim August 19, 2020
Seoul’s unification minister pushes for progress with US and Chinese ambassadors

Seoul’s unification minister pushes for progress with US and Chinese ambassadors

Lee In-young stressed the need for peace and denuclearization to ambassadors Harry Harris and Xing Haiming this week

Seoul’s unification minister pushes for progress with US and Chinese ambassadors
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis August 19, 2020
North Korea may be closing a key sea route for humanitarian aid deliveries

North Korea may be closing a key sea route for humanitarian aid deliveries

The move likely followed Kim Jong Un's order on July 25 to strengthen measures against potential COVID-19 risks

North Korea may be closing a key sea route for humanitarian aid deliveries
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 19, 2020
‘They saw us as lowlives’: Defectors condemn police for investigation tactics

‘They saw us as lowlives’: Defectors condemn police for investigation tactics

After leaflets raised ire in Pyongyang, Seoul police are investigating activist groups — but some say it's going too far

‘They saw us as lowlives’: Defectors condemn police for investigation tactics
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 18, 2020
South Korean NGO to send dental equipment to ‘vulnerable groups’ in North Korea
NK PRO

South Korean NGO to send dental equipment to ‘vulnerable groups’ in North Korea

Medical Aid for Children (MAC) gets sanctions exemptions to send dental equipment to the DPRK within the next six months

South Korean NGO to send dental equipment to ‘vulnerable groups’ in North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 18, 2020
ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections

ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections

Computer-simulated Combined Command Post Training was delayed due to a confirmed COVID case among ROK army participants

ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 18, 2020
COVID-19 slows down ambulance and tuberculosis aid delivery to North Korea
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COVID-19 slows down ambulance and tuberculosis aid delivery to North Korea

The United Nations extends the delivery window for Doctors Without Borders after granting it sanctions exemptions

COVID-19 slows down ambulance and tuberculosis aid delivery to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 14, 2020
South Korean group can now send $253,000 in face masks and COVID-19 aid to DPRK

South Korean group can now send $253,000 in face masks and COVID-19 aid to DPRK

Five times now, the unification ministry approved private group projects sending COVID-19 aid to North Korea

South Korean group can now send $253,000 in face masks and COVID-19 aid to DPRK
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2020
Seoul court suspends plan to revoke North Korean human rights group’s permit

Seoul court suspends plan to revoke North Korean human rights group’s permit

The decision is part of a greater, ongoing case between defector-led activist groups and the unification ministry

Seoul court suspends plan to revoke North Korean human rights group’s permit
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2020
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