October 20, 2021

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Subin Kim

Subin Kim (@SubinBKim) is an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea. He translated Lankov’s The Real North Korea into Korean and is a reserve air defense artillery lieutenant in the Republic of Korea Air Force.

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Doing business with North Korea: Patience pays off
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Doing business with North Korea: Patience pays off

Regime makes changes to upgrade its technology, but still hampered by inefficiency, cronyism

Doing business with North Korea: Patience pays off
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 12, 2016
Kim Jong Un might have canceled Russia visit over failed missile purchase: Report

Kim Jong Un might have canceled Russia visit over failed missile purchase: Report

Rejected proposal to buy S-300 anti-air missile system might be impetus for change of plans

Kim Jong Un might have canceled Russia visit over failed missile purchase: Report
Subin Kim
Subin Kim May 4, 2015
Pyongyang shows flexibility over Kaesong pay raise issue: businessman

Pyongyang shows flexibility over Kaesong pay raise issue: businessman

Businessmen offer expediency to Pyongyang, Seoul undecided to how to react

Pyongyang shows flexibility over Kaesong pay raise issue: businessman
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 20, 2015
N. Korea cracks down on counterfeit products in market: Report

N. Korea cracks down on counterfeit products in market: Report

Report says authorities are levying taxes on wholesalers, expert argues otherwise

N. Korea cracks down on counterfeit products in market: Report
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 17, 2015
Kaesong entrepreneurs face overdue wages for N. Korean workers
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Kaesong entrepreneurs face overdue wages for N. Korean workers

Kaesong companies distrust ROK government since 2013 dispute: Businessman

Kaesong entrepreneurs face overdue wages for N. Korean workers
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 16, 2015
China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day

China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day

China tries to freshen up relations with North Korea, expert says

China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 15, 2015
2015 Park’s last chance for inter-Korean breakthrough: Expert

2015 Park’s last chance for inter-Korean breakthrough: Expert

Seoul seeks economic revitalization in Pyongyang, North wishes to resolve military matters

2015 Park’s last chance for inter-Korean breakthrough: Expert
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 14, 2015
Choe Ryong Hae loses KJU’s faith but retains importance: Expert

Choe Ryong Hae loses KJU’s faith but retains importance: Expert

Frequent reshuffling shows that KJU holds firm grip on power, ROK expert says

Choe Ryong Hae loses KJU’s faith but retains importance: Expert
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 14, 2015
S. Korean president won’t visit Russia for Victory Day

S. Korean president won’t visit Russia for Victory Day

Special envoy who supports 'unofficial' inter-Korean talks to visit Moscow

S. Korean president won’t visit Russia for Victory Day
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 13, 2015
N. Korean can miniaturize nuclear warhead relatively quickly: researcher

N. Korean can miniaturize nuclear warhead relatively quickly: researcher

North might seek to develop boosted nuke, step forward to H-bomb, in next test

N. Korean can miniaturize nuclear warhead relatively quickly: researcher
Subin Kim
Subin Kim April 10, 2015
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