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.
State media says that North Korea will “expand and develop” foreign relations in the future
North Korean defector-politician Ji Seong-ho wants to refine a law rewarding firms for hiring more than five defectors
In a New Year’s speech, unification minister Lee In-young says he’s expecting an olive branch from Pyongyang
State media called the long hours a “shining victory,” but experts think it only kept Kim Jong Un’s head above water
The book celebrates Kim Jong Un’s accomplishments, but its contents imply that some goals were swept under the rug
The country’s “80-day battle” mass labor marathon is expected to end on Dec. 30
With the Eighth Party Congress slated for January, state media urged citizens to be on “maximum alert” over the virus
The Eighth Party Congress is expected to make a major reveal in terms of DPRK politics, the economy and more
Lee In-young says he hopes the Biden administration will respect Seoul's call for smaller-scale joint military exercises
State media’s questionable list of coronavirus-spreading things is growing, from birds to snowflakes to frozen treats
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