January 25, 2021

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Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.

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North Koreans suffer from high-ranking hunger, but nearly a third are overweight

North Koreans have the highest rate of undernourishment out of any country in the Asia-Pacific, new U.N. report shows

Min Chao Choy January 22, 2021

New year, same claims: North Korea says it has zero cases of COVID-19

North Korean borders continue to remain on lockdown, with many modes of transit reportedly banned

Min Chao Choy January 18, 2021

US Ambassador to South Korea announces the end of his controversial tenure

After two and a half years, Harry Harris will serve his final day as ambassador on Jan. 20

Min Chao Choy January 13, 2021

Expert roundup: What North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress says about the future

Analysts weigh in on North Korea’s relationship with Seoul and Washington, plus the DPRK’s economic outlook in 2021

Min Chao Choy January 9, 2021

US government could net $2.37 million in unclaimed, frozen North Korean funds

Deadline to claim the money has passed, so prosecutors will ask for default judgment to give funds to the government

Min Chao Choy January 8, 2021

North Korea could deploy more illegal workers abroad using new Russian e-visas

Russia rolled out a new visa program to 52 countries, experts say it could weaken the U.N. ban on DPRK workers

Min Chao Choy January 4, 2021

Last year, North Korean workers were banned abroad. But some still didn’t leave.

A year has passed since the U.N. deadline, but North Koreans are thought to be stranded or illegally working overseas

Min Chao Choy December 21, 2020

North Korea’s working women just suffered a really hard year

During labor marathons, women breadwinners must abandon the market for state projects — and still tend to the family

Min Chao Choy December 16, 2020

North Korean defector-politician hit with two mysterious hacking attempts

National Assembly lawmaker Ji Seong-ho’s office has received at least two phishing emails in the last month

Min Chao Choy December 8, 2020

As diplomacy with North Korea falls apart, the US focuses on calling out China

Washington is returning to its old playbook of treating North Korea like a subset of China policy, experts say

Min Chao Choy December 3, 2020
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