September 28, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell is a Seoul-based correspondent for NK News focused on sanctions, trade and maritime issues. He previously worked as an investigations and intelligence specialist for Pinkerton Comprehensive Risk Management and as a research intern for the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Follow Ethan on Twitter @EthanJewell

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North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

Firm joined joint China-DPRK event as it ended, exhibiting ‘high voltage distribution box’ used in industrial settings

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJuly 1, 2022
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North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

State media reports two people caught the virus in early April, the first time country has pinpointed origin of outbreak

Chaewon ChungChaewon Chung | Ethan JewellJuly 1, 2022
Featured Content

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

In NFT gallery, Sun Mu pairs Kim Jong Un with Mickey Mouse to make statement about peace on Korean Peninsula

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 10, 2022
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France drops treason charges against man accused of spying for Pyongyang

Benoit Quennedey’s pro-DPRK views and activism caught attention of French security services in 2018

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 9, 2022
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Countries clash at UN General Assembly over veto of new North Korea sanctions

China and Russia defend their rejection of US-led resolution in first-ever debate of failed Security Council vote

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 9, 2022
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Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation

Manfred Low Cheng Jin to serve 15-week sentence in victory for city-state’s case against Yuk Tung Energy

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 8, 2022
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North Korean accused of money laundering to accept US charges: Court records

Mun Chol Myong, who the US says has ties to DPRK's top spy agency, could face substantial jail time and fines

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 7, 2022
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US concerned North Korea could test a nuke in ‘coming days’: State Department

Warning comes as IAEA says it sees signs DPRK is preparing to test an atomic weapon

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 7, 2022
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North Korean hackers spread malware through fake updates for network routers

While malware not new, disguising it as a router update is a first for Kimsuky, researchers say

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJune 1, 2022
COVID-19

North Korea’s claims of COVID victory a thorn in China’s side: Experts

Army of censors works to shield Chinese from news about DPRK’s outbreak as Beijing persists with zero-COVID approach

Ethan JewellEthan JewellMay 31, 2022
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