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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DPRK promises to build ‘strongest war deterrent’ in response to military drills

DPRK promises to build ‘strongest war deterrent’ in response to military drills

North Korea warns US will face ‘much more serious threats’ following conclusion of August exercises with South Korea

DPRK promises to build ‘strongest war deterrent’ in response to military drills
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 30, 2021
US approves sale of $258 million worth of guided munitions to South Korea

US approves sale of $258 million worth of guided munitions to South Korea

Seoul’s weapons purchase will support joint plans for possibility of conflict with North Korea, according to US agency

US approves sale of $258 million worth of guided munitions to South Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 25, 2021
US envoy meets ROK unification minister, stresses dialogue with North Korea

US envoy meets ROK unification minister, stresses dialogue with North Korea

Sung Kim also met his Russian counterpart as diplomat wraps up four-day visit to Seoul

US envoy meets ROK unification minister, stresses dialogue with North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 24, 2021
UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea

UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea

The DPRK is still showing no signs of opening up, making the timeline for delivery unclear

UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 24, 2021
US, ROK to keep close eye on North Korea amid joint drills: foreign ministry

US, ROK to keep close eye on North Korea amid joint drills: foreign ministry

Statement comes after top US envoy on North Korea Sung Kim met his ROK counterpart Noh Kyu-duk

US, ROK to keep close eye on North Korea amid joint drills: foreign ministry
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 23, 2021
North Korea channels Chinese and Russian criticism of US over Afghanistan

North Korea channels Chinese and Russian criticism of US over Afghanistan

State media claims Washington is ‘main culprit’ undermining peace after Taliban takeover

North Korea channels Chinese and Russian criticism of US over Afghanistan
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 23, 2021
Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans

Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans

Reports detail torture, murder, forced abortions in effort to hold DPRK accountable for 'crimes against humanity'

Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 20, 2021
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