October 27, 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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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
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
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