July 31, 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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Seoul ‘anti-leaflet’ bill moves forward with heavy fines and years in prison

Lawmakers clash as bill passes first step on Wednesday, with dissenters calling it “evil” and “excessive”

Author Image Won-Gi Jung December 2, 2020
COVID-19

North Korea reports 8,594 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, zero confirmed infections

The DPRK reports its coronavirus numbers to the World Health Organization on a semi-regular basis

Author Image Jeongmin Kim| Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020
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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung December 1, 2020
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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.

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020
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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 30, 2020
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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 27, 2020
COVID-19

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”

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 26, 2020
COVID-19

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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 25, 2020
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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

Author Image Jeongmin Kim| Won-Gi Jung November 24, 2020
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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung November 23, 2020