July 31, 2021


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.


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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 14, 2021

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

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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 9, 2021

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

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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

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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

Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 5, 2021

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

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Number of defectors entering resettlement center drop 85% in 1st half of 2021

North Korean defectors finding it difficult to reach South Korea amid COVID-19 border lockdowns, say ROK authorities

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Memes, NFTs, sanctions: North Korea and the evolving world of cryptocurrencies

Could North Korean hackers profit from their own crypto-assets?

Author Image Won-Gi Jung June 29, 2021

Fertilizer, oil account for most Chinese exports to North Korea in May

North Korea may be preparing for increased farming activity during severe food crisis

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