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June 13, 2024

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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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Amid COVID-19 trade lockdown, North Korea opens borders for sugar and big tires

Dec. 2020 trade data shows North Korea’s priorities during a general COVID-19-related slowdown

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 28, 2021
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Google accuses North Korean hackers of targeting cybersecurity pros with malware

Hackers posed as fellow researchers and built up trust through original blog content and private social media messages

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 26, 2021
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US hits North Korean official and Chinese firms with non-proliferation measures

The State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation last targeted a DPRK individual in 2016

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 25, 2021
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China, Russia finally agree with UN on conversion rate for North Korean fuel cap

The U.N. sanctions committee will now be able to more accurately monitor how much fuel is going into the DPRK

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 22, 2021
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North Koreans suffer from high-ranking hunger, but nearly a third are overweight

North Koreans have the highest rate of undernourishment out of any country in the Asia-Pacific, new U.N. report shows

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 22, 2021
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Chinese ships in North Korea drop by 30% after years of rampant, illegal fishing

U.N. sanctions didn’t stop Chinese ships from plucking North Korean squid, but a new report suggests that COVID-19 did

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 21, 2021
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COVID-19 crushed North Korea’s illegal poaching endeavors in Russia

North Korean fishing boats in Russian waters fell by 95% in 2020, a new report from the Global Fishing Watch says

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 21, 2021
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Trade between China and North Korea plummeted by 81% in 2020

Total official trade in 2020 fell significantly, but Chinese exports modestly rose at the end of the year

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 19, 2021
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Cigarette paper sales to North Korea go up in smoke with $2.5 million in fines

An Indonesian firm was hit with two back-to-back fines for violating sanctions with cigarette papers

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 18, 2021
COVID-19

New year, same claims: North Korea says it has zero cases of COVID-19

North Korean borders continue to remain on lockdown, with many modes of transit reportedly banned

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 18, 2021
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