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June 13, 2024


Min Chao Choy

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.


Ships openly admit to buying illegal fishing permits from North Korea

Chinese and South Korean-flagged ships said they’re involved in potential sanctions-violating acts, new documents show

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 1, 2021

DPRK-China trade continues to sputter, making hydropower and soap stand out

New, official Chinese trade data shows that Pyongyang made at least $1 million from electricity exports for November

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 28, 2020

After a sluggish year, North Korean ships are expected to idle well into 2021

A look at the last year of DPRK ship movements reflect the country’s border shutdowns and decreased commercial activity

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 25, 2020

North Korea’s trade with China free falls in November, reaching new record lows

Chinese exports to the DPRK fell 41% from October, with potentially disastrous consequences for North Korea's economy

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 24, 2020

For the first time in months, an Air Koryo flight is spotted in North Korea

The Air Koryo aircraft P-671 appears to be the plane of choice for at least two domestic trips departing from Pyongyang

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 22, 2020

Last year, North Korean workers were banned abroad. But some still didn’t leave.

A year has passed since the U.N. deadline, but North Koreans are thought to be stranded or illegally working overseas

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 21, 2020

Fewer international ships and aircraft monitoring North Korean smuggling in 2020

Overall foreign military deployments to the Japan area fell this year, and that means less monitoring of the DPRK

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 16, 2020

North Korea’s working women just suffered a really hard year

During labor marathons, women breadwinners must abandon the market for state projects — and still tend to the family

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 16, 2020

‘Our man in Malaysia’: How a man booked for murder smuggled goods to North Korea

Ri Jong Chol wasn’t charged for the death of Kim Jong Un’s half brother, but he’s part of a big sanction evading network

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 14, 2020

North Korean trade with Russia recently crashed, making economic woes even worse

North Korea imported just $5,500 worth of food and $243,500 worth of medicine from Russia in lowest-value month of 2020

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyDecember 11, 2020
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