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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White House says it favors ‘step-by-step’ approach to North Korea nuclear issue

White House says it favors ‘step-by-step’ approach to North Korea nuclear issue

Top official says Biden hopes to build on past presidents’ DPRK policies, while conceding lack of progress this year

White House says it favors ‘step-by-step’ approach to North Korea nuclear issue
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 20, 2021
71 years later, prisoners of war in North Korea are still waiting to return home

71 years later, prisoners of war in North Korea are still waiting to return home

POWs have long been an afterthought in Seoul’s inter-Korean policy, and those still alive are running out of time

71 years later, prisoners of war in North Korea are still waiting to return home
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 17, 2021
South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report

South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report

Kim Jong Un concerned about public discontent after failing to deliver economic prosperity, expert says

South Korean media consumption top reason for execution in North Korea: Report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung December 15, 2021
South Korea, Australia sign defense deal to address ‘mutual security challenges’

South Korea, Australia sign defense deal to address ‘mutual security challenges’

While announcement doesn’t name North Korea, expert says $717 million deal to ‘bolster deterrence’ among key US allies

South Korea, Australia sign defense deal to address ‘mutual security challenges’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 14, 2021
North Korea slams US-style ‘democracy’ after summit against authoritarianism

North Korea slams US-style ‘democracy’ after summit against authoritarianism

DPRK foreign ministry accuses US of promoting democracy to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs

North Korea slams US-style ‘democracy’ after summit against authoritarianism
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 13, 2021
G7 foreign chiefs call on North Korea to refrain from ‘provocative actions’

G7 foreign chiefs call on North Korea to refrain from ‘provocative actions’

Diplomats call for ‘verifiable and irreversible’ end to DPRK weapons programs after G7 earlier opted for softer language

G7 foreign chiefs call on North Korea to refrain from ‘provocative actions’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 13, 2021
US lawmakers urge White House to reject end-of-war declaration with North Korea

US lawmakers urge White House to reject end-of-war declaration with North Korea

Members of Congress say ending Korean War would undermine regional security, compromise the mandate of US Forces Korea

US lawmakers urge White House to reject end-of-war declaration with North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 8, 2021
US diplomatic boycott of Olympics a setback for dialogue with DPRK: experts

US diplomatic boycott of Olympics a setback for dialogue with DPRK: experts

Decision is likely to drive China and North Korea closer, while scuttling hopes for breakthrough like at 2018 Games

US diplomatic boycott of Olympics a setback for dialogue with DPRK: experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 7, 2021
Not just North Korea: Washington eyes expanded role for US-ROK alliance

Not just North Korea: Washington eyes expanded role for US-ROK alliance

US, South Korea reportedly agree to find ways to ‘enhance regional security cooperation’ as US seeks to contain China

Not just North Korea: Washington eyes expanded role for US-ROK alliance
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 3, 2021
Speakers at Seoul forum question push for end-of-war declaration with DPRK

Speakers at Seoul forum question push for end-of-war declaration with DPRK

Experts voice concerns about unresolved POW situation, citing hundreds of ROK soldiers reportedly stuck in DPRK

Speakers at Seoul forum question push for end-of-war declaration with DPRK
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 2, 2021
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