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.

NK PRO
News

North Korea-Russia trade plummeted by nearly 42% in 2020 — the year of COVID-19

New data suggests that trade between Pyongyang and Moscow suffered greater blows than previously thought

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 5, 2021
NK PRO
News

North Korean fleets spur into action after a winter of COVID-19 trade lockdowns

At least 15 North Korea-linked ships were active in late Feb. 2021, according to Automatic Identification System data

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 4, 2021
NK PRO
News

Panel investigates North Korean weapon used in Mogadishu attack on UN compound

Unreleased United Nations report traces mortar in Somalia to DPRK, describes weapons trade across Africa

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 3, 2021
NK PRO
News

Thousands of North Koreans left Russia in 2020 while new visas dropped by 52%

New government data suggests that 14,000 North Koreans left Russia last year while about 1,800 entered the country

Author Image Min Chao Choy March 1, 2021
NK PRO
News

North Korean hackers breached sensitive defense network at Russian firm

DPRK-linked Lazarus Group accessed restricted data by using “highly interesting technique,” according to Kaspersky

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 26, 2021
Analysis

Two years later, Trump and Kim’s failed Hanoi summit casts a dark shadow

The U.S. and North Korea missed the chance to strike a deal, experts say — and that opportunity may never come back

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 26, 2021
NK PRO
News

North Korean ships return to sea after a quiet COVID-19 winter

At least eight DPRK-flagged ships were active in Feb. 2021, as well as suspicious foreign-flagged ships

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021
News

Michael Elleman, a ‘top expert’ on North Korean weapons, dies at 62

Friends and colleagues remember Elleman as a “great teacher” who once inspected missiles for the U.N.

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021
News

Singapore dumped 4,632 boxes of red wine destined for North Korea

Authorities intercepted the shipment and customs destroyed in yet another crackdown on luxury goods

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 19, 2021
NK PRO
News

North Korea is boldly flouting sanctions with ships full of illegal fuel

A draft U.N. report suggests that North Korean ships are disguising themselves with greater sophistication

Author Image Min Chao Choy February 18, 2021
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