June 20, 2021

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Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro. Choy specializes in news and analysis relating to DPRK shipping and aviation movements, sanctions, and cyber-security.

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North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions
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North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions

NK Pro analysis of newly revealed documents suggests North Korean involvement in several projects inside Namibia

North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions
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John Grobler | Min Chao Choy June 18, 2021
How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade
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How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade

Experts say the Mu Pho’s swapping of names, flags suggests sanctions evasion

How a North Korean ship changed hands multiple times in just over a decade
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung June 9, 2021
In North Korea, the accordion plays the soundtrack of the state

In North Korea, the accordion plays the soundtrack of the state

The instrument serves as a tool to coordinate work and maximize indoctrination, rather than entertain

In North Korea, the accordion plays the soundtrack of the state
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy June 9, 2021
Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
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Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port

Ship may be part of elaborate sanctions busting scheme linked to Chinese companies

Junk vessel acquired by North Korea reappears at a rarely visited port
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 28, 2021
North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
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North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May

Uptick may be part of efforts to evade U.N. sanction restrictions on refined petroleum

North Korea-linked tankers see increased activity in May
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 26, 2021
North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
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North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast

The vessel appears to have been carrying iron banned for sale by UN sanctions

North Korean ship named in sanctions report sinks near Japan’s west coast
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy | Won-Gi Jung May 24, 2021
Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

North Korean first lady makes rare appearance for event that celebrates “true daughters of the party”

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 6, 2021
Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa
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Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa

The DPRK’s Pretoria Embassy has been a key source of illicit funds for Pyongyang, say experts

Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 5, 2021
China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea

China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea

Zhang Jun said he hopes the US’ new policy review will emphasize diplomacy, not more pressure

China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 4, 2021
North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
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North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck

Aid containers meant for North Korea have been held for months at Dalian, once a busy logistics hub for NGOs

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 3, 2021
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