March 04, 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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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

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.

Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020

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

Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020

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

Won-Gi Jung November 27, 2020

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”

Won-Gi Jung November 26, 2020

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

Won-Gi Jung November 25, 2020

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

Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung November 24, 2020

Despite diplomatic dry spell, Seoul pitches North Korea on new, pricey projects

Experts say the proposal is not timely or feasible, and that Seoul should first restore its relations with Pyongyang

Won-Gi Jung November 23, 2020

North Korea warns workers about COVID-19, boosts domestic face mask production

State media says workers are being taught about COVID-19 sanitization and factories are upping face mask production

Won-Gi Jung November 2, 2020

North Korea says South Korea has ‘no backbone’ when dealing with the US

The DPRK published several articles condemning the U.S.-ROK alliance over the weekend, just days before the election

Won-Gi Jung November 2, 2020
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