April 23, 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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UN drops North Korea from key aid report after dwindled access to the country

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”

UN drops North Korea from key aid report after dwindled access to the country
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 3, 2020
Seoul ‘anti-leaflet’ bill moves forward with heavy fines and years in prison

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”

Seoul ‘anti-leaflet’ bill moves forward with heavy fines and years in prison
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 2, 2020
North Korea reports 8,594 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, zero confirmed infections

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

North Korea reports 8,594 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, zero confirmed infections
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020
Giant octopus slide? North Korea shows off new, colorful ‘socialist villages’

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

Giant octopus slide? North Korea shows off new, colorful ‘socialist villages’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020
North Korea blew up the liaison office. Can the South Korean government sue?

North Korea blew up the liaison office. Can the South Korean government sue?

Experts say filing a lawsuit against the North is “theoretically possible.” But there are several boxes to be ticked.

North Korea blew up the liaison office. Can the South Korean government sue?
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020
Seoul wants its money back after spending $11.7 million on aid to North Korea

Seoul wants its money back after spending $11.7 million on aid to North Korea

South Korea spent the money to set up a rice aid project with the World Food Programme, but North Korea refused the help

Seoul wants its money back after spending $11.7 million on aid to North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020
South Korea to spend millions bolstering military with mass-produced missiles

South Korea to spend millions bolstering military with mass-produced missiles

The Korean Tactical Surface to Surface Missile (KTSSM) can seek and destroy underground bunkers

South Korea to spend millions bolstering military with mass-produced missiles
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 27, 2020
COVID-19 aid offer could harm inter-Korean relations, says defector politician

COVID-19 aid offer could harm inter-Korean relations, says defector politician

Opposition party member Tae Yong-ho says North Korea may find the South’s offer to provide aid “humiliating”

COVID-19 aid offer could harm inter-Korean relations, says defector politician
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 26, 2020
South Korean billionaire willing to visit the DPRK to provide COVID-19 treatment

South Korean billionaire willing to visit the DPRK to provide COVID-19 treatment

Celltrion Group chairman says he will send antibody treatments if the South Korean government gives him the go-ahead

South Korean billionaire willing to visit the DPRK to provide COVID-19 treatment
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung November 25, 2020
North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs

North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs

Seoul’s unification ministry to hold “workshop” for improving human rights groups’ administrative skills

North Korean defector slams Seoul government class offering admin help to NGOs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung November 24, 2020
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