June 17, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

Olivia Enos of Heritage discusses why issue of DPRK human rights should be addressed in future denuclearization talks

Author Image Jeongmin Kim February 5, 2020
COVID-19

North Korean factories taking “emergency” steps to increase face mask production

DPRK also using "our style" disinfectant to fight coronavirus spread, state media claims

Author Image Jeongmin Kim February 4, 2020
News

New North Korean smartphones using AI, facial recognition technology: DPRK Today

Latest "Jindallae"-brand models popular thanks to their "unique appearance, function, and convenience," state media says

Author Image Jeongmin Kim February 4, 2020
News

North Korean Cabinet moves to strengthen Pyongyang’s oversight over the economy

In first meeting this year, DPRK technocrats pledge to consolidate state's "unified guidance" in enterprise

Author Image Jeongmin Kim February 3, 2020
News

U.S. ready to respond to possible “late Christmas gift” from North Korea: DOD

Defense department official insists U.S. still seeking "diplomatic solution" to DPRK issue

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 30, 2020
COVID-19

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong “temporarily closed” amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Shut down comes as North Korean party daily promises "revolutionary countermeasures" to 2019-nCoV spread

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 29, 2020
News

Kim Jong Gwan confirmed as North Korea’s new defense minister: state media

Promotion notable given Kim's background in state construction works, analyst says

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 21, 2020
NK PRO
Analysis

In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019

NK Pro charts the DPRK officials most frequently by Kim Jong Un's side in 2019

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020
News

Door still open for dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President insists

At new year's press conference, Moon Jae-in reiterates hopes for renewed inter-Korean tourism in 2020

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020
News

North Korean arms industry, military officials rose to prominence in 2019: data

Top ruling party cadre Jo Yong Won remained the DPRK leader's closest aide, however

Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 13, 2020