April 19, 2021

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Won-Gi Jung

Won-Gi Jung is a reporter based in Seoul. He previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and East Asia Institute. Follow him on Twitter: @jungwongida.

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South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban

US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban

The new South Korean law can jail North Korea activists for up to three years or fine them thousands of dollars

US politicians hold hearing on South Korea’s controversial leaflet ban
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 16, 2021
South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment

South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment

The move comes after the ROK military was put in the hot seat for failing to quickly detain a man crossing the border

South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment
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Won-Gi Jung April 15, 2021
US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

Pyongyang will be a “disruptive player” as its cyberattack and weapons capabilities grow, US intelligence report says

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks
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Won-Gi Jung April 14, 2021
China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

Experts say Liu Xiaoming, China’s new appointee for Korean Peninsula affairs, will be a strong voice on DPRK issues

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee
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Won-Gi Jung April 13, 2021
North Korea claims zero confirmed COVID-19 cases after testing 23,121 people

North Korea claims zero confirmed COVID-19 cases after testing 23,121 people

A new World Health Organization report states that the DPRK tested more than 700 people over the course of a week

North Korea claims zero confirmed COVID-19 cases after testing 23,121 people
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Won-Gi Jung April 12, 2021
China appoints new special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs

China appoints new special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs

Liu Xiaoming — formerly an ambassador to the U.K., Egypt and North Korea — will now handle both Seoul and Pyongyang

China appoints new special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 12, 2021
North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected

North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected

A World Health Organization official said the 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses will not make it to the DPRK by May 2021

North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 12, 2021
US and South Korea sign military cost-sharing deal after years of heated talks

US and South Korea sign military cost-sharing deal after years of heated talks

Some analysts say the deal marks a return to a strong U.S.-ROK alliance after contentious negotiations with Trump

US and South Korea sign military cost-sharing deal after years of heated talks
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 9, 2021
US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson

US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson

U.S. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Washington has a “clear objective” to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula

US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 8, 2021
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