July 30, 2021

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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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North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments

U23 and women's teams will not participate in qualifiers set to begin later this year, Asian Football Confederation says

North Korea withdraws from 2022 Asian Cup soccer tournaments
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 29, 2021
Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines

Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines

In separate statements, the two countries voice support for Seoul-Pyongyang dialogue, improving ties

Washington, Beijing welcome surprise restoration of inter-Korean hotlines
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 27, 2021
US-China coordination on North Korea may be long way off, experts say

US-China coordination on North Korea may be long way off, experts say

“Stalemate” underscores perception gap between China and the U.S. on North Korea issues

US-China coordination on North Korea may be long way off, experts say
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 27, 2021
Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Sports diplomacy advocates lament loss of key opportunity for engagement with North Korea as Summer Games begin Friday

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 23, 2021
US, South Korea to work toward ‘diplomacy and dialogue’ with North Korea

US, South Korea to work toward ‘diplomacy and dialogue’ with North Korea

But appealing to China will be key to incentivizing DPRK to return to talks, expert says

US, South Korea to work toward ‘diplomacy and dialogue’ with North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 22, 2021
Sherman to visit China as US stresses ‘alignment’ with Beijing on North Korea

Sherman to visit China as US stresses ‘alignment’ with Beijing on North Korea

Deputy secretary of state will meet with China’s foreign minister, says U.S. State Department

Sherman to visit China as US stresses ‘alignment’ with Beijing on North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 21, 2021
Top US official begins Asia tour stressing denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Top US official begins Asia tour stressing denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

North Korea’s nuclear weapons, abductee issue major talking points in high-level meeting in Tokyo

Top US official begins Asia tour stressing denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 20, 2021
Long critical of unification ministry, North Korea condemns call to shut it down

Long critical of unification ministry, North Korea condemns call to shut it down

DPRK state media criticizes conservative leader’s suggestion to shutter ministry it has labeled a US ‘puppet’

Long critical of unification ministry, North Korea condemns call to shut it down
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 19, 2021
US deputy secretary to visit Tokyo, Seoul for trilateral talks on North Korea

US deputy secretary to visit Tokyo, Seoul for trilateral talks on North Korea

Wendy Sherman to meet Japanese, South Korean counterparts to discuss regional security, COVID-19 relief

US deputy secretary to visit Tokyo, Seoul for trilateral talks on North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 16, 2021
North Korean hackers appear to be targeting remote workers

North Korean hackers appear to be targeting remote workers

Experts say emergent capabilities in cyber, AI have repercussions for nuclear program as well

North Korean hackers appear to be targeting remote workers
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung June 4, 2021