July 06, 2022

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Chaewon Chung

Chaewon Chung is a Seoul correspondent at NK News. Before joining NK News, she covered disinformation and technology with a focus on the Korean Peninsula at Coda Story.

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US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission

US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission

Move signals to North Korea that allies’ combined exercises back to ‘normal levels,’ expert says

US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 6, 2022
North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

State media reports two people caught the virus in early April, the first time country has pinpointed origin of outbreak

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ
Tours to truce village on North Korean border to resume after COVID suspension

Tours to truce village on North Korean border to resume after COVID suspension

UN Command has repeatedly halted educational visits to Joint Security Area during pandemic, including since January

Tours to truce village on North Korean border to resume after COVID suspension
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 30, 2022
US, ROK and Japan vow joint response if North Korea tests nuclear weapon

US, ROK and Japan vow joint response if North Korea tests nuclear weapon

Leaders of three countries express concern about growing DPRK threats as they hold first talks since 2017

US, ROK and Japan vow joint response if North Korea tests nuclear weapon
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 30, 2022
G7 leaders urge full implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea

G7 leaders urge full implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea

Joint statement condemns DPRK’s repeated missile testing, as US prepares to talk new sanctions with South Korea

G7 leaders urge full implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 29, 2022
Seoul demands DPRK give notice of dam opening after it doesn’t answer hotline

Seoul demands DPRK give notice of dam opening after it doesn’t answer hotline

Unification ministry says North Korea did not reply to regular call this morning, as heavy rains raise flooding concerns

Seoul demands DPRK give notice of dam opening after it doesn’t answer hotline
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim June 28, 2022
New US ambassador to South Korea to arrive in Seoul next month: Source

New US ambassador to South Korea to arrive in Seoul next month: Source

Phillip Goldberg, who is scheduled to land on July 10, has stressed need to push for North Korea’s denuclearization

New US ambassador to South Korea to arrive in Seoul next month: Source
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 24, 2022
Australia and Canada to join US-ROK-Japan missile detection drills: Sources

Australia and Canada to join US-ROK-Japan missile detection drills: Sources

Participants will publicize biennial Pacific Dragon exercises for the first time since 2016, sources tell NK News

Australia and Canada to join US-ROK-Japan missile detection drills: Sources
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 23, 2022
Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties

Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties

Unification minister says he’s willing to meet DPRK counterpart ‘anytime, anywhere’ and won’t just wait for response

Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 22, 2022
South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul

South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul

Yoon administration has warned it will announce unilateral designations if DPRK conducts another nuclear test

South Korean sanctions would fill gaps in UN measures against North Korea: Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 21, 2022
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