May 25, 2024

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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North Korean businesses thrived in Africa despite the pressure of UN sanctions

A draft U.N. Panel of Experts report suggests North Koreans were working in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 12, 2021
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US tycoon wants to pour money into North Korea, but says he has no path forward

Investor Jim Rogers has a vague vision for investing in DPRK tourism, but says he can’t do “anything except watch”

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 11, 2021
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North Korean hackers stole $316 million in less than two years, UN report says

One DPRK cyberattack stole an estimated $275 million to $281 million in Sept. 2020

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 10, 2021
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Australian man pleads guilty after trying to sell missiles for North Korea

Chan Han Choi pleaded guilty to two counts of violating U.N. and Australian sanctions against the DPRK

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 10, 2021
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DPRK hackers used unknown Internet Explorer bug in attack on security analysts

Days after Google disclosed cyber campaign, South Korean firm finds criminals used zero-day in Internet Explorer

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 8, 2021
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Korean-Australian faces court for alleged North Korea arms deals

Naturalized Australian citizen pled not guilty during first hearing after arrest more than three years ago

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 8, 2021
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North Korea’s economy is suffering from self-imposed lockdown

KITA report says DPRK markets have shrunk and production dropped due to lack of imports

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao Choy | Won-Gi JungFebruary 5, 2021
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North Korea moves to complete new oil terminal despite UN cap on fuel imports

Rapid construction of three storage tanks and support buildings at Nampho port finished in 2020, satellite images show

Joseph ByrneJoseph Byrne | Min Chao ChoyFebruary 2, 2021
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North Korea likely continued smuggling coal in January despite border lockdown

Known North Korean vessels, which frequented a coal-smuggling hotspot in summer 2020, reappeared last month

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyFebruary 1, 2021
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COVID-19 outbreak in Chinese borderlands poses a threat to North Koreans

The Jilin province area had 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 29, just 60 miles from the DPRK-China border

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 29, 2021
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