September 17, 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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Nearly half of Americans seriously concerned about DPRK’s nuclear program: poll

Nearly half of Americans seriously concerned about DPRK’s nuclear program: poll

Danger not seen as particularly severe amid few North Korean provocations in recent years, expert tells NK News

Nearly half of Americans seriously concerned about DPRK’s nuclear program: poll
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 8, 2021
NATO accuses North Korea of ‘spreading dangerous technology’

NATO accuses North Korea of ‘spreading dangerous technology’

Secretary general calls for a stronger NPT to ensure the complete denuclearization of North Korea

NATO accuses North Korea of ‘spreading dangerous technology’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 6, 2021
North Korea calls Human Rights Watch a ‘puppet’ of the US

North Korea calls Human Rights Watch a ‘puppet’ of the US

The nongovernmental organization has long documented human rights abuses inside the DPRK

North Korea calls Human Rights Watch a ‘puppet’ of the US
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 6, 2021
Unification minister hopes to extend inter-Korean tourism to Russia and beyond

Unification minister hopes to extend inter-Korean tourism to Russia and beyond

Lee In-young lays out plans for regional economic cooperation at Russian forum

Unification minister hopes to extend inter-Korean tourism to Russia and beyond
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 2, 2021
ROK unification ministry seeks bigger budget, more money for humanitarian aid

ROK unification ministry seeks bigger budget, more money for humanitarian aid

But North Korea has rejected most humanitarian support since COVID-19 pandemic began

ROK unification ministry seeks bigger budget, more money for humanitarian aid
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 2, 2021
US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’

US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’

Americans will not be allowed to travel to the country unless explicit permission granted by State Department

US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 1, 2021
South Korean envoy visits US to talk North Korean nukes, humanitarian aid

South Korean envoy visits US to talk North Korean nukes, humanitarian aid

Trip comes after nuclear watchdog reports new activity at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear site

South Korean envoy visits US to talk North Korean nukes, humanitarian aid
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 1, 2021
South Korea’s defense ministry proposes 4.5% increase in military budget

South Korea’s defense ministry proposes 4.5% increase in military budget

Ministry says it will ask National Assembly for nearly $48 billion for military operations, WMD response system

South Korea’s defense ministry proposes 4.5% increase in military budget
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 1, 2021
Alleged North Korean collaborator claims he was preparing for unification

Alleged North Korean collaborator claims he was preparing for unification

South Korean man denies charges that he and three others took orders from DPRK operatives

Alleged North Korean collaborator claims he was preparing for unification
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 31, 2021
‘Urgent need’ for talks with North Korea, White House says after nuclear report

‘Urgent need’ for talks with North Korea, White House says after nuclear report

North Korea’s new nuclear activity comes after repeated threats to expand preemptive strike capabilities

‘Urgent need’ for talks with North Korea, White House says after nuclear report
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 30, 2021