November 26, 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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Kim Jong Un orders disaster relief days after major flooding hits North Korea

Kim Jong Un orders disaster relief days after major flooding hits North Korea

Belated state media report does not indicate leader visited affected areas, as local officials hold emergency meeting

Kim Jong Un orders disaster relief days after major flooding hits North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 7, 2021
US, South Korean officials discuss North Korea issues, humanitarian cooperation

US, South Korean officials discuss North Korea issues, humanitarian cooperation

First interagency director-level talks in Washington come as Seoul reviews DPRK aid following hotline restoration

US, South Korean officials discuss North Korea issues, humanitarian cooperation
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 5, 2021
US: ‘No plans’ to engage with North Korea at ASEAN event this week

US: ‘No plans’ to engage with North Korea at ASEAN event this week

DPRK foreign minister expected to attend ASEAN Regional Forum along with U.S. Secretary of State, says State Department

US: ‘No plans’ to engage with North Korea at ASEAN event this week
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 3, 2021
US Secretary of State to urge ASEAN to ‘fully implement’ North Korea sanctions

US Secretary of State to urge ASEAN to ‘fully implement’ North Korea sanctions

Virtual meetings with ASEAN ministers this week present avenue for U.S. to push continued sanctions enforcement

US Secretary of State to urge ASEAN to ‘fully implement’ North Korea sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 3, 2021
US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions

US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions

A U.S. federal court determined the tanker illicitly transferred more than $1.5 million worth of oil to a DPRK ship

US seizes Singaporean oil tanker for violating North Korea sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 1, 2021
Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics

Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics

COVID-19 is DPRK’s immediate concern, but experts say the country also discriminates against people with disabilities

Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 30, 2021
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