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June 17, 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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After damaging rain and wind, North Korea is about to face yet another typhoon

After damaging rain and wind, North Korea is about to face yet another typhoon

Typhoon No. 9 Maysak is set to hit North Korea’s eastern region on Thursday, just days after Typhoon Bavi’s departure

After damaging rain and wind, North Korea is about to face yet another typhoon
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 2, 2020
US and South Korea talk DPRK denuclearization strategy amid diplomatic dry spell

US and South Korea talk DPRK denuclearization strategy amid diplomatic dry spell

Stephen Biegun and Lee Do-hoon talked on the phone and discussed ways to bring North Korea back to the days of dialogue

US and South Korea talk DPRK denuclearization strategy amid diplomatic dry spell
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 1, 2020
South Korea’s defense ministry pushes for record-high $44.7 billion budget

South Korea’s defense ministry pushes for record-high $44.7 billion budget

Military strength & surveillance core to 2021 defense budget; unification ministry makes cuts to defector resettlement

South Korea’s defense ministry pushes for record-high $44.7 billion budget
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 1, 2020
Unification minister says North Korea could be battling COVID-19

Unification minister says North Korea could be battling COVID-19

Lee In-young thinks the DPRK has an outbreak, but says his theory is not based on official intelligence

Unification minister says North Korea could be battling COVID-19
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 31, 2020
South Korean minister vows to resume Mount Kumgang tourism ‘as soon as possible’

South Korean minister vows to resume Mount Kumgang tourism ‘as soon as possible’

Unification minister Lee In-young wants to revamp tourism projects, but it won’t be easy amid tensions with Pyongyang

South Korean minister vows to resume Mount Kumgang tourism ‘as soon as possible’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 28, 2020
South Korea nominates Army Chief of Staff Suh Wook as new defense minister

South Korea nominates Army Chief of Staff Suh Wook as new defense minister

Suh served in the ROK military for more than three decades, vowing to "support peace" through strong military power

South Korea nominates Army Chief of Staff Suh Wook as new defense minister
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 28, 2020
ROK suspends plans to ease restrictions on civilian contacts between two Koreas

ROK suspends plans to ease restrictions on civilian contacts between two Koreas

MOU submits final draft for the revision of 30-year-old law on inter-Korean exchanges

ROK suspends plans to ease restrictions on civilian contacts between two Koreas
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 27, 2020
North Korea tested more than 2,700 people for COVID-19 — all results ‘negative’

North Korea tested more than 2,700 people for COVID-19 — all results ‘negative’

More than 30,000 people have been put under quarantine in the country, WHO tells NK News 

North Korea tested more than 2,700 people for COVID-19 — all results ‘negative’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 27, 2020
North Korea issues warnings ahead of Typhoon Bavi’s touchdown in Pyongyang

North Korea issues warnings ahead of Typhoon Bavi’s touchdown in Pyongyang

Typhoon Bavi may bring strength similar to Typhoon Lingling, which displaced more than 6,000 DPRK citizens in 2019

North Korea issues warnings ahead of Typhoon Bavi’s touchdown in Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 25, 2020
Rumors explained: Is Kim Jong Un really in a coma? Will Kim Yo Jong take over?

Rumors explained: Is Kim Jong Un really in a coma? Will Kim Yo Jong take over?

Rumors surface yet again that Kim Jong Un is gravely ill and Kim Yo Jong assumed power — but most of it is likely false

Rumors explained: Is Kim Jong Un really in a coma? Will Kim Yo Jong take over?
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim August 24, 2020
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