August 09, 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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Brewing up a storm: how Chinese imports fuel North Korea's booming beer industry

Even amid COVID-19 trade restrictions, DPRK imports of “essential” roasted malt continue unabated

Min Chao Choy June 2, 2020

Panama threatens sanctions, fines for deceptive shipping practices

Move could hit North Korea's international fleet, 7.7% of which flies under the Central American nation's flag

Min Chao Choy June 1, 2020

North Korea denies cyber-crime accusations, says U.S. seeks to “provoke”: MFA

DPRK statement comes after U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for money laundering

Min Chao Choy May 29, 2020

Russia saw "acute" increase in North Korean poaching last year: Border Service

16 vessels and 3754 poachers were detained last year, official says, a 14-fold increase compared to previous years

Min Chao Choy May 29, 2020

Starlink: an uncensored internet solution for North Korea?

Elon Musk's hotly-anticipated satellite net service could prove a game-changer for tech-savvy North Koreans, experts say

New website sheds light on "weird and wonderful" contemporary North Korean art

Specialties include classical reproductions like the Mona Lisa and surprisingly subtle works of propaganda

Min Chao Choy May 21, 2020

Taiwan in compliance with North Korea sanctions, top official tells U.S.

Taiwanese nationals and business entities are frequently named in violation of sanctions against the DPRK

Min Chao Choy May 20, 2020

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