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.

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Energy plant powering North Korea’s capital city in a state of ‘dire disrepair’

One of North Korea’s biggest energy sites is nearing its end while another remains under construction, new report says

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 17, 2021
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North Korea-Russia trade drops to zero in January amid mysterious data decline

North Korea’s largest trade partner, China, has not published any 2021 trade data on North Korea so far

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 16, 2021
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Warship catches ship-to-ship transfer on mission to stop North Korean smuggling

Photos of unflagged tankers lashed together with hoses show North Korea’s economy still running on oil, experts say

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
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Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’

Author Benjamin Young discusses his new book, “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World” 

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
News

North Korea ignored backdoor US diplomatic outreach since mid-February

The Biden administration contacted North Korea through traditional channels and received no response, NK News confirmed

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 13, 2021
News

US officials’ trip to Seoul and Tokyo will inform North Korea policy review

U.S. secretary of state and secretary of defense will make their way to Asia next week

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 12, 2021
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North Korean shipping rises in early March, hinting at loosened quarantine rules

13 ships made significant voyages, with old identities resurfacing after years off-grid

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 12, 2021
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UN panel names North Korean who tried smuggling fighter jet parts to Pyongyang

Records indicate trade representative may have served as diplomat in Moscow prior to weapons deal

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 10, 2021
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North Korean ships resume coal smuggling as ice and restrictions thaw

Vessel movements near Nampho port’s coal yard in February indicate loosened COVID-19 measures

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 9, 2021
News

Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic

Chinese observer shares detailed footage of Hyesan city in the DPRK border area on social media

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