May 16, 2022

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Kang Tae-jun

Tae-jun Kang is the NK News East Asia CorrespondentĀ and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to writing, he worked as a riot police officer in South Korea for two years. He can be reached at [email protected] or @taejun_kang on twitter.

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Another construction accident occurs in Pyongyang – RFA

Another construction accident occurs in Pyongyang – RFA

Reports of accident come six months after fatal incident admitted by state media

Another construction accident occurs in Pyongyang – RFA
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun November 22, 2014
North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime

North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime

News comes amid further large scale cooperation plans

North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun October 30, 2014
Inside a North Korean mobile app

Inside a North Korean mobile app

South Korean technology expert investigates a North Korean mobile app

Inside a North Korean mobile app
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun October 26, 2014
N. Korea marks Russia diplomatic anniversary, not China’s

N. Korea marks Russia diplomatic anniversary, not China’s

Pyongyang may be trying to draw Beijing's attention while earning favors from Moscow

N. Korea marks Russia diplomatic anniversary, not China’s
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Kang Tae-jun October 13, 2014
N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation

N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation

Denudation in heavily forested country emerges as issue in aftermath of 1990s famine

N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation
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Kang Tae-jun May 27, 2014
KPA deny responsibility for exchange of fire on NLL

KPA deny responsibility for exchange of fire on NLL

North Korea say that South Korean vessel incurred into DPRK territory and fire "preemptively"

KPA deny responsibility for exchange of fire on NLL
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Kang Tae-jun May 23, 2014
PUST to turn out first graduates

PUST to turn out first graduates

No S. Korean personnel to attend commencement at university funded by both Koreas

PUST to turn out first graduates
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun May 20, 2014
South Korea expresses sorrow at collapse of North Korean apartment block

South Korea expresses sorrow at collapse of North Korean apartment block

South Korean expression of sorrow comes following North Korea's own expression of sorrow for Sewol disaster

South Korea expresses sorrow at collapse of North Korean apartment block
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun May 20, 2014
NK blasts South’s ‘idiot’ defense ministry spokesman

NK blasts South’s ‘idiot’ defense ministry spokesman

North vows consequences if S. Korean president does not issue punishment for remarks

NK blasts South’s ‘idiot’ defense ministry spokesman
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun May 14, 2014
SK Defense Ministry spokesman explains “NK is not a nation” comments

SK Defense Ministry spokesman explains “NK is not a nation” comments

Remarks provoke an aggressive response from North Korean media outlet

SK Defense Ministry spokesman explains “NK is not a nation” comments
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun May 13, 2014
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