January 27, 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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New U.S. government advisory details North Korea’s “deceptive” practices at sea

Notice calls for industry assistance in countering DPRK sanctions evasion

Min Chao Choy May 14, 2020

Influential North Korean overseas official running illegal fishing permit scheme

Choe Un Bok heads up influential General Association of Koreans, runs operations out of DPRK's Dandong consulate

Min Chao Choy May 12, 2020

Marine insurance gatekeeper issues warning against business with North Korea

International Group of P&I Clubs urges members to follow "highest level of due diligence"

Min Chao Choy May 5, 2020

Sino-DPRK border city of Dandong tentatively relaxes COVID-19 measures

Dandong begins re-opening of service industry amid concerns of “second wave” from neighboring Heilongjiang province

Min Chao Choy April 29, 2020

Singaporean implicated in luxury exports has longtime North Korea connections

Jordan Cheang owned Benata Business Centre and supermarkets, prior interviews show

Chad O'Carroll | Min Chao Choy April 29, 2020

In a hard news vacuum, the Kim Jong Un health rumor mill goes into overdrive

Dead, alive, abducted by aliens - speculation on the North Korean leader has been running rampant across the internet

Jacob Fromer | Min Chao Choy April 28, 2020

North Koreans asked Singaporean contacts for help sourcing COVID-19 test kits

Request from DPRK diplomats reportedly hampered by Pyongyang's "no cases" claims, however

Min Chao Choy April 22, 2020

Italian companies had roles in finishing and shipping Kim Jong Un’s limousines

An “Italian client” and two local companies played role in delivering armored luxury cars to the DPRK, UN says

Giulia Pompili | Min Chao Choy April 17, 2020

U.S. official calls on North Korea to release religious prisoners amid pandemic

Religious Freedom Ambassador Brownback expresses concern for religious minorities in the DPRK's “gulag system”

Min Chao Choy April 2, 2020

European states condemn “provocative” missile testing by North Korea

Continued launches undermine "regional security and stability," statement warns

Min Chao Choy March 31, 2020
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