January 20, 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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Is the North Korean arms deal in new documentary ‘The Mole’ typical, or a scam?

Differences with how North Korea normally does its arms dealing have the expert community raising eyebrows

Min Chao Choy October 14, 2020

Singaporean given 3 weeks of jail for luxury goods smuggling to North Korea

Chong “Richard” Hock Yen is third to face Singaporean jail for goods smuggling to DPRK, joining Leo Ng and Li Hyon

Min Chao Choy October 12, 2020

Photos: North Korea’s cinematic military parade was both high-tech and emotional

North Korea deployed new settings, new editing techniques and more to put together a “new genre” of state TV broadcasts

Min Chao Choy October 12, 2020

Filmmaker spends 10 years secretly recording North Korea’s shady dealings

“The Mole” shows DPRK officials trying to sell weapons and drug ingredients through the Korean Friendship Association

Min Chao Choy October 11, 2020

Appeal denied: North Korean man accused of money laundering faces US extradition

Mun Chol Myong vowed to appeal once more in Malaysia’s federal court, where a final decision will be made

Min Chao Choy October 8, 2020

South Korea accuses North Korea of hacking attempts against science ministry

South Korea's science ministry attributed seven attacks to the DPRK between January and the end of July

Min Chao Choy October 6, 2020

North Korea’s diplomats are moonlighting as arms smugglers abroad: Report

Former UN Panel of Experts member speaks out against slow and ineffective measures on North Korean arms smuggling

Min Chao Choy October 1, 2020

New cookie-cutter homes show North Korea’s ‘socialist fairyland’ aesthetic

A recent propaganda campaign on a newly-built model village offers a unique glimpse into North Korean urban planning

Min Chao Choy September 29, 2020

North Korea’s cafe culture is growing, but coffee is still a luxury brew

Coffee shops are cropping up in Pyongyang and prices are pushing new limits of what's "high-end"

Min Chao Choy September 25, 2020

Doctors Without Borders spends $1.4 million on TB hospitals, aid in North Korea

NGO details its spending for the first time since it returned to the country in 2019

Min Chao Choy September 24, 2020
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