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June 13, 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.

News

Indonesian company fined $1 million for selling cigarette papers to North Korea

U.S. Treasury fined the paper manufacturer for violating sanctions using 28 separate U.S. dollar wire transfers

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 15, 2021
News

Statues in Africa traced back to North Korean artists making money for regime 

A new report suggests that two North Korean artists are using a front company to make the DPRK dollars

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 15, 2021
News

Pacemakers and prosthetics: Russia exports only medical ware to DPRK in November

Data suggests that value of Russian-DPRK trade has fallen to miniscule, record-breaking levels amid second lockdown

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 14, 2021
News

US Ambassador to South Korea announces the end of his controversial tenure

After two and a half years, Harry Harris will serve his final day as ambassador on Jan. 20

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 13, 2021
Analysis

Expert roundup: What North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress says about the future

Analysts weigh in on North Korea’s relationship with Seoul and Washington, plus the DPRK’s economic outlook in 2021

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 9, 2021
News

US government could net $2.37 million in unclaimed, frozen North Korean funds

Deadline to claim the money has passed, so prosecutors will ask for default judgment to give funds to the government

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 8, 2021
News

North Korean hacking group weaponized MS Word document in spear phishing attack

APT37 deployed malicious macros in a move that goes beyond a popular South Korean office suite, new report says

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 7, 2021
News

North Korean ships remain idle, with only one possible shipment in late December

Activity at east DPRK coast ports included a single voyage seen leaving China for Nampho on Dec. 25, 2020

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 6, 2021
Analysis

China-DPRK trade was on the rise, but plunged in 2020 over COVID-19

North Korea leaned into unsustainable trade deficits with China, and then COVID-19 disrupted it all

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 5, 2021
News

North Korea could deploy more illegal workers abroad using new Russian e-visas

Russia rolled out a new visa program to 52 countries, experts say it could weaken the U.N. ban on DPRK workers

Min Chao ChoyMin Chao ChoyJanuary 4, 2021
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