May 24, 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 ready for possible DPRK nuclear, missile tests during Biden’s East Asia trip

US ready for possible DPRK nuclear, missile tests during Biden’s East Asia trip

US President set to hold summits in Seoul and Tokyo in the coming days

US ready for possible DPRK nuclear, missile tests during Biden’s East Asia trip
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 19, 2022
US has no ‘expectation’ COVID-19 will delay North Korean nuclear test

US has no ‘expectation’ COVID-19 will delay North Korean nuclear test

Washington has warned of a 7th nuclear test coming as early as May

US has no ‘expectation’ COVID-19 will delay North Korean nuclear test
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 18, 2022
North Korea says 6 people dead, 187,800 in quarantine due to ‘fever’

North Korea says 6 people dead, 187,800 in quarantine due to ‘fever’

Figures come a day after North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19

North Korea says 6 people dead, 187,800 in quarantine due to ‘fever’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 13, 2022
North Korea launches short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea

North Korea launches short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea

Missile test comes same day Pyongyang announces first COVID-19 outbreak in the capital city

North Korea launches short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea
North Korea reports first-ever COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports first-ever COVID-19 outbreak

State media announces ‘maximum’ quarantine procedures to fight Omicron infections in the country

North Korea reports first-ever COVID-19 outbreak
Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?

Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?

Experts suggest a range of explanations, including hesitance in Pyongyang to disclose details of its weapons programs

Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 11, 2022
Kim Jong Un sends letter to Putin emphasizing ‘solidarity’ with Russia

Kim Jong Un sends letter to Putin emphasizing ‘solidarity’ with Russia

DPRK leader says ‘strategic and traditional’ ties will continue between Pyongyang and Moscow

Kim Jong Un sends letter to Putin emphasizing ‘solidarity’ with Russia
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 10, 2022
North Korea slams US tech ‘hegemony’ after latest crypto-related sanctions

North Korea slams US tech ‘hegemony’ after latest crypto-related sanctions

Pyongyang says Washington ginning up an ‘anti-DPRK racket’ after Treasury sanctions cryptocurrency mixer Blender

North Korea slams US tech ‘hegemony’ after latest crypto-related sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 9, 2022
North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK

North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK

South Korea’s military says DPRK likely launched missile into the East Sea from submarine off Sinpho

North Korea tests likely submarine-launched ballistic missile: ROK
China should play ‘constructive role’ bringing North Korea back to talks: Seoul

China should play ‘constructive role’ bringing North Korea back to talks: Seoul

South Korea’s top nuclear envoy shares sentiments with Beijing’s Liu Xiaoming as activity ongoing at DPRK nuclear site

China should play ‘constructive role’ bringing North Korea back to talks: Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 3, 2022
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