December 05, 2022

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Chaewon Chung

Chaewon Chung covers U.S., Chinese, and Japanese politics and national security in relation to North Korea. She previously worked at Coda Story covering disinformation and technology with a focus on the East Asia.

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Chinese, Russian diplomats accuse US of escalating tensions with North Korea

Chinese, Russian diplomats accuse US of escalating tensions with North Korea

Statements follow similar accusations from Pyongyang opposing ongoing US-South Korea military drills

Chinese, Russian diplomats accuse US of escalating tensions with North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 18, 2021
Seoul says second half of 2021 ‘very important’ period to resume talks with DPRK

Seoul says second half of 2021 ‘very important’ period to resume talks with DPRK

G20 summit, Winter Olympics are key opportunities for breakthrough, suggests unification minister

Seoul says second half of 2021 ‘very important’ period to resume talks with DPRK
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 18, 2021
US to keep troops in South Korea after Afghanistan pullout: White House

US to keep troops in South Korea after Afghanistan pullout: White House

Top official stresses the two countries are ‘fundamentally different’ situations

US to keep troops in South Korea after Afghanistan pullout: White House
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 18, 2021
US-ROK joint military drills to kick off on Monday for nine-day run: JCS

US-ROK joint military drills to kick off on Monday for nine-day run: JCS

Seoul stresses computer simulation training is defensive in nature, after DPRK recently denounced the annual drills

US-ROK joint military drills to kick off on Monday for nine-day run: JCS
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 15, 2021
North Korea unlikely to engage in talks despite joining ASEAN forum: experts

North Korea unlikely to engage in talks despite joining ASEAN forum: experts

Southeast Asian forum voices support for dialogue, but harsh DPRK statements have dampened prospects for talks

North Korea unlikely to engage in talks despite joining ASEAN forum: experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 11, 2021
North Korea refuses to answer inter-Korean hotline calls for second straight day

North Korea refuses to answer inter-Korean hotline calls for second straight day

Seoul's unification, defense ministries confirm lack of response as top DPRK officials rail against joint US-ROK drills

North Korea refuses to answer inter-Korean hotline calls for second straight day
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung August 10, 2021
Tensions rise as another top DPRK official blasts Seoul over US-ROK drills

Tensions rise as another top DPRK official blasts Seoul over US-ROK drills

Kim Yong Chol warns of ‘serious security crisis’ hours after US insists no ‘hostile intent’ behind routine drills

Tensions rise as another top DPRK official blasts Seoul over US-ROK drills
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 10, 2021
US harbors no hostile intent toward North Korea: State Department

US harbors no hostile intent toward North Korea: State Department

U.S. reiterates this month's joint drills with ROK are defensive in nature after Kim Yo Jong denounces exercises

US harbors no hostile intent toward North Korea: State Department
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 10, 2021
North Korea reopens Pyongyang locations to foreigners, easing COVID restrictions

North Korea reopens Pyongyang locations to foreigners, easing COVID restrictions

Russian embassy reports partial easing of pandemic restrictions in capital amid mass exodus of diplomatic staff

North Korea reopens Pyongyang locations to foreigners, easing COVID restrictions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 9, 2021
North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum

North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum

U.S., South Korea among those in attendance at high-level meeting of foreign ministers

North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2021