September 19, 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 Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels
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North Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels

Customs data shows North Korean imports reached $12.3 million in June after falling below $3 million in May

North Korean imports from China creep up, but remain well below pre-COVID levels
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 19, 2021
Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June

Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June

Historically-low numbers present challenges to helping the North Korean people, humanitarian workers say

Just two North Korean defectors reach South Korea from April to June
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 16, 2021
North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’

Japan’s annual defense paper includes missile defense, but expert says it's more focused on China than North Korea

North Korea bashes Japan’s new defense white paper and its military ‘build-up’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 15, 2021
DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical

DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical

Civil groups accuse North Korea of forced labor and of ignoring vulnerable groups within its borders

DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 14, 2021
North Korea, China celebrate ties amid pandemic: unification ministry

North Korea, China celebrate ties amid pandemic: unification ministry

Experts say exchanges of letters, banquet in lieu of delegations aim to showcase solidarity against U.S. and its allies

North Korea, China celebrate ties amid pandemic: unification ministry
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 12, 2021
South Korean opposition party leader floats abolishing unification ministry

South Korean opposition party leader floats abolishing unification ministry

Lee Jun-seok of People Power Party calls for handling unification with North Korea as part of foreign affairs

South Korean opposition party leader floats abolishing unification ministry
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 9, 2021
Japan identifies North Korea as major cyber threat in national security document

Japan identifies North Korea as major cyber threat in national security document

Draft adopted on Wednesday singles out DPRK along with China and Russia, outlines plan for greater cyber defenses

Japan identifies North Korea as major cyber threat in national security document
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 8, 2021
U.S. envoy Sung Kim, key Chinese diplomat hold phone talks on North Korea

U.S. envoy Sung Kim, key Chinese diplomat hold phone talks on North Korea

Liu Xiaoming repeats Chinese stance on 'dual-track approach' of pursuing denuclearization and peace

U.S. envoy Sung Kim, key Chinese diplomat hold phone talks on North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 7, 2021
U.S. should address North Korea’s ‘legitimate concerns,’ Chinese FM says

U.S. should address North Korea’s ‘legitimate concerns,’ Chinese FM says

Wang Yi calls for 'phased' approach on denuclearization, while criticizing U.S. efforts to contain China

U.S. should address North Korea’s ‘legitimate concerns,’ Chinese FM says
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 5, 2021
New commander takes charge of US Forces Korea

New commander takes charge of US Forces Korea

Gen. Paul LaCamera brings Indo-Pacific, special operations experience to S. Korea as Washington builds back alliances

New commander takes charge of US Forces Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung July 2, 2021
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