January 21, 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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Tainted with stigma, a North Korean defector school has nowhere to go

For years now, Yeomyung School has run into red tape while looking for a new spot

Won-Gi Jung January 21, 2021

South Korea to replace Kang Kyung-wha, the nation’s first woman foreign minister

After three and a half years, Kang is stepping down and will be replaced by Chung Eui-yong

Won-Gi Jung January 20, 2021

North Korea vows to assert more control over the economy and fix past woes

DPRK leaders promised to take more control of the economy at the Supreme People’s Assembly on Sunday, state media says

Won-Gi Jung January 17, 2021

Supreme People’s Assembly, explained: Why North Korea is on the political move

The legislative meeting will kick-off the five-year plan discussed at Pyongyang’s Party Congress

Won-Gi Jung January 14, 2021

Time is running out: Moon Jae-in’s North Korea goals are looking more unlikely

Experts say that South Korea is paralyzed by its conflicting goals of boosting defense and wooing Pyongyang

Won-Gi Jung January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress

Leaders ironed out finer details about future agriculture, science, defense capabilities and industry plans

Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung January 11, 2021

North Korea tests 13,259 people for COVID-19, still claims zero confirmed cases

WHO adds that “travel restrictions have been imposed” in the country, but it is unclear when these were introduced

Won-Gi Jung January 11, 2021

Kim Jong Un named general secretary — a title reserved for his late father

Kim Jong Un promoted to a higher Workers' Party of Korea rank that was otherwise posthumously reserved for Kim Jong Il

Won-Gi Jung January 10, 2021

North Korea to hold a Party Congress every five years

On day five of the latest Party Congress, North Korea revamped party rules and boasted about increased cash reserves

Colin Zwirko | Won-Gi Jung January 9, 2021

North Korea’s promised military upgrades are a tall order — and an empty threat

North Korea vowed to up long-range nuclear strike capabilities, but experts say that’s a two-sided message

Won-Gi Jung January 9, 2021
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