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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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
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Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2021
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