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Kang Tae-jun

Tae-jun Kang is the NK News East Asia Correspondent and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to writing, he worked as a riot police officer in South Korea for two years.

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Kim gives Chongryon $2 million – report

Kim gives Chongryon $2 million – report

Pro-Pyongyang organization in Japan has given many such donations for educational purposes

Kim gives Chongryon $2 million – report
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 14, 2014
Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card

Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card

Latest sign of emerging middle class, market forces in North's capital

Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 9, 2014
New North Korean cellphone unveiled: The Pyongyang Touch

New North Korean cellphone unveiled: The Pyongyang Touch

Latest North Korean phone shares design similar to iPhone 3

New North Korean cellphone unveiled: The Pyongyang Touch
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 8, 2014
North Korean news service adds share button for SK messenger app

North Korean news service adds share button for SK messenger app

The DPRK's Uriminzokkiri news outlet allows users to share content using South Korean app Kakao Talk

North Korean news service adds share button for SK messenger app
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 7, 2014
Russia signs economic development protocol with North Korea

Russia signs economic development protocol with North Korea

Moscow also says future trade with North Korea will also be conducted in Rubles

Russia signs economic development protocol with North Korea
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 3, 2014
Pyongyang sports new Chinese-brand taxis

Pyongyang sports new Chinese-brand taxis

Taxis in Pyongyang cater to well-residents, making sudden increase in numbers unusual

Pyongyang sports new Chinese-brand taxis
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun March 31, 2014
Inter-Korean women’s meeting on Comfort Women held

Inter-Korean women’s meeting on Comfort Women held

Groups says women should take the lead in resolving Japan's war crimes, reunification

Inter-Korean women’s meeting on Comfort Women held
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun March 31, 2014
S. Korean government making detailed maps of North available

S. Korean government making detailed maps of North available

Copies can be order in topographical, digital, or satellite image form

S. Korean government making detailed maps of North available
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun March 28, 2014
Tatarstan may join N. Korea in exploring gas reservoir

Tatarstan may join N. Korea in exploring gas reservoir

Past foreign efforts at exploring, developing gas in North have been unsuccessful

Tatarstan may join N. Korea in exploring gas reservoir
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun March 27, 2014
Anti-China sign hung at N. Korean military academy – Chosun Ilbo

Anti-China sign hung at N. Korean military academy – Chosun Ilbo

Messages blasting North's long-time ally have been hung before during periods of tension

Anti-China sign hung at N. Korean military academy – Chosun Ilbo
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun March 24, 2014
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