January 18, 2022

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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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Unification minister calls for inter-Korean cooperation at Han River estuary

Unification minister calls for inter-Korean cooperation at Han River estuary

The two Koreas have suspended research in the area for more than two years despite agreement to work toward joint use

Unification minister calls for inter-Korean cooperation at Han River estuary
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 13, 2021
Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’
Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?

Lee promised to uphold legacy of Democratic predecessors, but experts say any policy change depends on US

Where does presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung stand on North Korea?
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 11, 2021
US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

Remarks come after report that UN expert will call for easing sanctions to improve DPRK human rights situation

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

In major speech, Fumio Kishida also pledged to work toward a nuclear-free world and a resolution to the abduction issue

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon

‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon

South Korean president applauds ROK military advancements as he repeats calls for end-of-war declaration with DPRK

‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 1, 2021
Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

DPRK leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong also promoted to member of top decision-making body in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 29, 2021
DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning

DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning

Top officials also call for execution of ‘recycling law’ to promote using resources and equipment available at home

DPRK discusses laws on youth education, local development and economic planning
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 28, 2021
Kim Yo Jong rejects talks on ending war until Seoul fixes ‘hostile policy’

Kim Yo Jong rejects talks on ending war until Seoul fixes ‘hostile policy’

Statement by DPRK leader’s sister follows South Korean president’s latest pitch to formally end Korean War

Kim Yo Jong rejects talks on ending war until Seoul fixes ‘hostile policy’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 24, 2021
Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Police will not forward case to prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 24, 2021
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