April 23, 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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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
Human rights groups condemn South Korean government’s border-area press tour

Human rights groups condemn South Korean government’s border-area press tour

Human rights groups accuse the unification ministry of painting their activism in a negative light to foreign reporters

Human rights groups condemn South Korean government’s border-area press tour
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 12, 2020
North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River

North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River

North Korea released water from a dam near inter-Korean border without notifying South Korea: unification ministry

North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2020
WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’

WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’

WHO also confirms that the city of Kaesong has been under lockdown since July 19, when the "redefector" was found

WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2020
North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power

North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power

North Korea's Meari says that new missile guidelines and an increased military budget go against Seoul's "peace" goals

North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 3, 2020
South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

Clips recorded by surveillance equipment show that a defector named Kim swam towards the North in the dark

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 31, 2020
North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

Launch not revealed by South Korea at the time as it was deemed part of "regular" training

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim July 30, 2020
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