July 30, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Won-Gi Jung

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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Restored East Sea hotline another buoy to inter-Korean talks

Officials say two sides have spoken over four channels as unification ministry makes plans for videoconference

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Australian sentenced to 3.5 years for brokering arms sales with North Korea

Court finds Choi Chan Han guilty of attempting to sell missiles, military equipment, among other sanctioned items

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Game of phones? Experts assess the first inter-Korean call in over a year

Seoul may be preparing new push for lasting inter-Korean reconciliation, but some experts say progress hinges on U.S.

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Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

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Blistering summer heat wave is killing North Korean crops: state media

Official newspaper reports second-lowest rainfall total ever as drought threatens to aggravate ongoing ‘food crisis’

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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

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Tobacco leads North Korean imports from China in June amid anemic trade

The commodity surpassed goods like rubber, chemicals and oil as the DPRK limits trade due to COVID-19

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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

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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

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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

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