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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North Korean man gets seven years of prison labor for Russian border assault

Russia doled out its harshest sentence yet for a 2019 incident involving 17 North Korean fisherman

Min Chao Choy September 21, 2020

North Korean man accused of money laundering appeals US extradition order

Mun Chol Myong’s appeal began in Kuala Lumpur High Court on Friday

Min Chao Choy September 21, 2020

‘The most colorful city I’ve ever been to’: New map explores Pyongyang design

A critic and photographer documents North Korean architecture in a rare, independently-produced travel guide 

Min Chao Choy September 15, 2020

US charges North Korean father-daughter team with fraud and money laundering

One of the North Koreans charged was once a suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s assassination

Min Chao Choy September 13, 2020

Russia delivers 25,000 tons of aid to North Korea in second shipment of year

The volume of aid is the same as April’s delivery, likely approved before recent typhoons hit

Min Chao Choy September 13, 2020

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
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