October 24, 2020

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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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US accuses two HK firms of selling $300M+ of American tech to North Korea

Couple used front companies to acquire millions of dollars worth of U.S. telecommunications equipment for North Korea

Min Chao Choy September 12, 2020

At least 20,000 North Koreans impacted by recent typhoons and floods, UN says

The conservative estimate is likely much higher because of damages seen at North Korea’s coastal city of Wonsan

Min Chao Choy September 9, 2020

Deported North Korean ship returns to Russia and gets stranded on the beach

Typhoon Maysak drove the “Kalma 2” ship to Russian shores just one year after it was deported for illegal poaching

Min Chao Choy September 7, 2020

North Korean statues are showing up in Africa — and they could be illegal

One French-speaking DPRK businessman hopped across countries and brokered potentially-sanctioned statue deals

Min Chao Choy September 4, 2020

Company pleads guilty to helping North Korea illegally use US banking system

The British Virgin Islands-registered Yang Ban Corporation will pay over $673,000 in financial penalties

Min Chao Choy September 1, 2020

US tries to seize 280 cryptocurrency accounts linked to North Korean hacks

DPRK-linked hackers attacked U.S. and South Korean exchanges, then converted stolen alt-coins to other currencies

Min Chao Choy August 28, 2020

North Korean hackers are turning emails into real-life ATM cash withdrawals

Operation FastCash 2.0 may be combining North Korea-linked hackers and real-world gangs to collect money for the DPRK

Min Chao Choy August 27, 2020

New US Army manual on North Korea uses old nuclear weapon estimates, experts say

Many media organizations were quick to play up the manual’s contents, but most of it is old news, according to analysts

Min Chao Choy August 27, 2020

North Korea may be preparing to illegally export sand, satellite imagery shows

The United Nations banned North Korea from exporting “earth and stone” products since 2017

Min Chao Choy August 25, 2020

Why Seoul's dream to barter for North Korean booze may soon fall apart

If supply chains involve previously sanctioned entities, then even barter trade would be blocked by U.N. sanctions

Jeongmin Kim | Min Chao Choy August 24, 2020
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