January 18, 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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Individual crossed inter-Korean border into North Korea on New Year’s Day: Seoul

Individual crossed inter-Korean border into North Korea on New Year’s Day: Seoul

South Korean military failed to find person after delayed response, and it remains unclear if individual is still alive

Individual crossed inter-Korean border into North Korea on New Year’s Day: Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 2, 2022
Kim Jong Un visits shrine to offer ‘new year greetings’ to late former leaders

Kim Jong Un visits shrine to offer ‘new year greetings’ to late former leaders

North Korean leader’s annual visit to family mausoleum comes one day after he made key policy speech at party meeting

Kim Jong Un visits shrine to offer ‘new year greetings’ to late former leaders
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 2, 2022
Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout

Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout

Kim Jong Un revealed little about foreign policy and military plans for 2022, while prioritizing agriculture

Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung January 1, 2022
Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts

Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts

Issues tied to domestic food supply featured prominently at party meeting, a possible sign of major economic problems

Plenum’s agriculture focus suggests dire food shortages in North Korea: analysts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung January 1, 2022
US, ROK have ‘effectively’ agreed on draft text of end-of-war declaration: Seoul

US, ROK have ‘effectively’ agreed on draft text of end-of-war declaration: Seoul

South Korean foreign minister says US reaffirmed support but mum on how they will address North Korea’s preconditions

US, ROK have ‘effectively’ agreed on draft text of end-of-war declaration: Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 29, 2021
Washington rejects ‘strategic patience’ label for Biden’s North Korea policy

Washington rejects ‘strategic patience’ label for Biden’s North Korea policy

State Department says US pursues dialogue with DPRK, after White House earlier stressed ‘step-by-step’ approach

Washington rejects ‘strategic patience’ label for Biden’s North Korea policy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 29, 2021
Will North Korea break its silence on an end-of-war declaration for New Year’s?

Will North Korea break its silence on an end-of-war declaration for New Year’s?

Year’s end provides a golden opportunity to clarify views on the issue, but experts say Pyongyang remains skeptical

Will North Korea break its silence on an end-of-war declaration for New Year’s?
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 27, 2021
Moon Jae-in pardons predecessor Park Geun-hye and pro-North Korea lawmaker

Moon Jae-in pardons predecessor Park Geun-hye and pro-North Korea lawmaker

Surprise announcement may impact presidential election, but experts see little effect on inter-Korean relations

Moon Jae-in pardons predecessor Park Geun-hye and pro-North Korea lawmaker
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 24, 2021
US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions

US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions

TD Bank processed over a thousand transactions for North Korean diplomats, apparently unaware it was illegal

US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 24, 2021
Red Cross allocates $1.2 million to help North Korea combat COVID-19

Red Cross allocates $1.2 million to help North Korea combat COVID-19

Organization reports it has spent $760,000 so far, as it faces challenges sending items to DPRK due to border controls

Red Cross allocates $1.2 million to help North Korea combat COVID-19
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 21, 2021
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