May 07, 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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US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson

US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson

U.S. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Washington has a “clear objective” to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula

US open to ‘some form of diplomacy’ with North Korea: White House spokesperson
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 8, 2021
First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs

Seoul court rejects claim by North Korea’s Myongji Corporation and others over $89,000 for zinc shipment

First lawsuit between North and South Korean firms ends in loss for plaintiffs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung April 7, 2021
Still no COVID-19 cases, North Korea says after testing 22,389 people

Still no COVID-19 cases, North Korea says after testing 22,389 people

North Korea has tested 44,504 samples since the beginning of the pandemic as of March 25, a new WHO report states

Still no COVID-19 cases, North Korea says after testing 22,389 people
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 5, 2021
South Korea to expand facilities for video reunions of separated families

South Korea to expand facilities for video reunions of separated families

Existing centers unused since 2007, but Unification Ministry hopes for “early resumption” of exchanges

South Korea to expand facilities for video reunions of separated families
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 5, 2021
In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family

In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family

A new bill in Congress urges officials to work on reuniting Korean Americans with their relatives in North Korea

In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 5, 2021
Kim Jong Un is on a mission to build thousands of new apartments in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un is on a mission to build thousands of new apartments in Pyongyang

The North Korean leader visited a luxury apartment complex construction site to emphasize his push for better housing

Kim Jong Un is on a mission to build thousands of new apartments in Pyongyang
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 1, 2021
Japan extends unilateral sanctions regime on North Korea for two more years

Japan extends unilateral sanctions regime on North Korea for two more years

Amid frozen bilateral relations, no end in sight to Japan's unilateral DPRK sanctions regime

Japan extends unilateral sanctions regime on North Korea for two more years
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 31, 2021
Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’

Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’

The North Korean leader’s sister called Moon Jae-in a U.S. “parrot” and said the DPRK has a “right to self defense”

Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 30, 2021
US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting

US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting

Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said China has a “critical role” in persuading North Korea to denuclearize

US, South Korea vow to prioritize North Korea nuclear threat after key meeting
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung March 18, 2021
Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills

Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills

A spokesperson also relayed that the U.N. secretary-general advocated for the “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”

Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 17, 2021
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