January 27, 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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North Korea enters ‘age of smartphones’ with hit games on taekwondo, badminton

North Korean mobile app games are becoming more original and more diverse, new Japanese report says

Won-Gi Jung December 11, 2020

North Korea tested 9,300 people for COVID-19 and still claims to have zero cases

The DPRK relayed new numbers to the World Health Organization. The country ran 18,472 COVID-19 tests as of Nov. 26.

Won-Gi Jung December 10, 2020

Despite outcries, Seoul is set to pass a law that can jail North Korea activists

Legal experts say the bill is vague, sweeping and potentially dangerous — and that it could lead to unjust crackdowns

Won-Gi Jung December 9, 2020

Controversial South Korean ‘anti-leaflet’ bill delayed after filibuster attempt

The bill drew criticism from the human rights community for criminalizing some forms of anti-North Korea activism

Won-Gi Jung December 9, 2020

General Paul LaCamera nominated as next US Forces Korea commander

If appointed, LaCamera will succeed General Robert B. Abrams

Won-Gi Jung December 8, 2020

Human rights advocates call Seoul’s anti-leaflet bill an ‘embarrassment’

If passed, the bill will make sending leaflets to North Korea illegal and punishable with big fines or prison time

Won-Gi Jung December 7, 2020

UN drops North Korea from key aid report after dwindled access to the country

The report names countries that desperately need aid in 2021, amid the “deepest global recession since the 1930s”

Won-Gi Jung December 3, 2020

Seoul ‘anti-leaflet’ bill moves forward with heavy fines and years in prison

Lawmakers clash as bill passes first step on Wednesday, with dissenters calling it “evil” and “excessive”

Won-Gi Jung December 2, 2020

North Korea reports 8,594 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, zero confirmed infections

The DPRK reports its coronavirus numbers to the World Health Organization on a semi-regular basis

Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020

Giant octopus slide? North Korea shows off new, colorful ‘socialist villages’

See the photos: North Korean state TV is airing propaganda about newly-built housing communities and partying residents

Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020