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 Korean man’s death is an ‘opportunity’ for inter-Korean talks, Moon says

South Korean man’s death is an ‘opportunity’ for inter-Korean talks, Moon says

Moon publicly shared his condolences, but said that he wants the killing to become more than a “tragic incident"

South Korean man’s death is an ‘opportunity’ for inter-Korean talks, Moon says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis September 28, 2020
North Korea warns South Korea not to ‘intrude’ while looking for victim’s body

North Korea warns South Korea not to ‘intrude’ while looking for victim’s body

South Korea's presidential Blue House calls for joint investigation with the North on fatal shooting of a ROK national

North Korea warns South Korea not to ‘intrude’ while looking for victim’s body
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 26, 2020
Letters revealed: North and South Korea exchange well wishes over COVID-19

Letters revealed: North and South Korea exchange well wishes over COVID-19

Kim Jong Un told Moon that he “firmly believes” in him, and that “good things will be waiting” for the two Koreas

Letters revealed: North and South Korea exchange well wishes over COVID-19
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 25, 2020
Kim Jong Un apologizes for lethal shooting of South Korean official

Kim Jong Un apologizes for lethal shooting of South Korean official

Kim told South Korea's Blue House that the incident "shouldn't have happened" and that he's "sorry to have disappointed"

Kim Jong Un apologizes for lethal shooting of South Korean official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis September 25, 2020
North Korea shot South Korean citizen and burned his body, ROK military says

North Korea shot South Korean citizen and burned his body, ROK military says

The South Korean military says the victim intended to defect to the North, but evidence is so far slim

North Korea shot South Korean citizen and burned his body, ROK military says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 24, 2020
North Korea says it will reward skill — not seniority — in its party officials

North Korea says it will reward skill — not seniority — in its party officials

Rodong Sinmun stressed that officials’ abilities matter more than seniority, signaling potential reshuffle in Jan. 2021

North Korea says it will reward skill — not seniority — in its party officials
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 22, 2020
North Korea warns Seoul of a ‘miserable demise’ after US-ROK defense talks

North Korea warns Seoul of a ‘miserable demise’ after US-ROK defense talks

North Korean state media condemned the U.S. and South Korea for mentioning a hypothetical preemptive strike scenario

North Korea warns Seoul of a ‘miserable demise’ after US-ROK defense talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 21, 2020
North Koreans cry tears of joy over their new ‘socialist fairyland’ homes

North Koreans cry tears of joy over their new ‘socialist fairyland’ homes

After destructive floods, state media ran propaganda photos of citizens getting housing papers and vowing to grow crops

North Koreans cry tears of joy over their new ‘socialist fairyland’ homes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 18, 2020
South Korean governor pushes for joint healthcare center in North Korea

South Korean governor pushes for joint healthcare center in North Korea

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung pitched the idea once again — this time with two potential locations in mind

South Korean governor pushes for joint healthcare center in North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 17, 2020
After a spike in tensions, Seoul says North Korea cooperates ‘in its own way’

After a spike in tensions, Seoul says North Korea cooperates ‘in its own way’

Unification minister’s contentious remarks come as North and South reach two-years since a key military agreement

After a spike in tensions, Seoul says North Korea cooperates ‘in its own way’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 16, 2020
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