April 19, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Analysis

Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns

The U.N. set limits for how much crude oil China can send to the DPRK, but few know how much is really flowing through

Author Image Min Chao Choy April 5, 2021
News

Aid groups fret over struggling North Korea programs and COVID-19 red tape

Long waits, border lockdowns, supply shortages and more — new U.N. report details NGOs complaints in North Korea

Author Image Min Chao Choy April 2, 2021
NK PRO
News

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

At least five DPRK-flagged ships not seen since 2017 reappeared near the Shandong Peninsula

Author Image Min Chao Choy April 1, 2021
Border Controls

Contractors have six months to assess New Yalu River Bridge: PRC border gov.

Sources mixed on whether development means PRC-DPRK trade can resume any time soon

Author Image Chad O'Carroll| Min Chao Choy March 31, 2021
NK PRO
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
NK PRO
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 23, 2021
NK PRO
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 22, 2021
NK PRO
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 19, 2021
News

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

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 18, 2021
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