October 02, 2022

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Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro. Choy specializes in news and analysis relating to DPRK shipping and aviation movements, sanctions, and cyber-security.

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North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
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North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program

New report suggests that North Korea illegally bought Taiwanese oil for years in order to circumvent a U.N. fuel cap

North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor

North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor

Court records suggest that the man is affiliated with North Korea’s intelligence agency and gave a loan to a DPRK bank

North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
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Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel

Air Koryo aircraft appears to be heading towards North Korea’s east coast

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 23, 2021
North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19
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North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19

China only exported electricity to the DPRK in Feb. 2021, with total trade values sliding under a mere $2 million

North Korea-China trade further plummets in the second year of COVID-19
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 22, 2021
North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump
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North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump

Chinese exports to the DPRK hit a record low since at least 2017, according to new numbers from January and February

North Korea imports only $32,000 worth of Chinese goods amid deep trade slump
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 19, 2021
Korean Americans urge Biden to officially end the 70-year Korean War

Korean Americans urge Biden to officially end the 70-year Korean War

More than 70 Korean Americans — from university professors to TikTok stars — penned an open letter calling for peace

Korean Americans urge Biden to officially end the 70-year Korean War
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 18, 2021
Energy plant powering North Korea’s capital city in a state of ‘dire disrepair’
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Energy plant powering North Korea’s capital city in a state of ‘dire disrepair’

One of North Korea’s biggest energy sites is nearing its end while another remains under construction, new report says

Energy plant powering North Korea’s capital city in a state of ‘dire disrepair’
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 17, 2021
North Korea-Russia trade drops to zero in January amid mysterious data decline
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North Korea-Russia trade drops to zero in January amid mysterious data decline

North Korea’s largest trade partner, China, has not published any 2021 trade data on North Korea so far

North Korea-Russia trade drops to zero in January amid mysterious data decline
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 16, 2021
Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling
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Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling

Photos of unflagged tankers lashed together with hoses show North Korea’s economy still running on oil, experts say

Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’

Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’

Author Benjamin Young discusses his new book, “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World” 

Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
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