May 29, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Yeji Chung

Yeji Chung

Yeji Chung is a news trainee at NK News and studies political science at George Washington University.

Features

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

China has gifted more pandas to the DPRK than any other country, but the animal ambassadors haven’t been seen for years

Yeji ChungYeji ChungAugust 11, 2023
News

Seoul demands North Korea stop arms sales after its rockets show up in Ukraine

Reported confirmation that DPRK weapons have appeared on battlefield comes after Russian defense chief visited Pyongyang

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungJuly 31, 2023
News

‘I held my husband and cried’: Wartime alerts fuel panic and confusion in Seoul

Air raid sirens and evacuation orders left many fearing North Korean attack, though others greeted alerts with shrug

Analysis

‘Oppa Ganbu Style’: Why growth medications are popular among North Korean elites

Experts say height and appearance has become a symbol of status and power in DPRK

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Yeji ChungMay 26, 2023
Features

North Korean weapons could be contributing to bloodshed in Sudan, experts say

East African nation has bought DPRK arms in past, and video of North Korean weapon has surfaced since conflict started

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungApril 28, 2023
News

Cable TV channel says it was dropped over alleged pro-North Korea views

Tongil TV claims decision has put it at risk of collapse, while experts call move a loss for discourse about DPRK

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Yeji ChungFebruary 2, 2023
News

ROK police arrest ex-underwear boss for alleged business deal with North Korea

Prosecutors say Kim Seong-tae orchestrated transfer of some $6.4 million to DPRK in exchange for exclusive mining rights

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungJanuary 17, 2023
Features

‘I like Messi’: What North Koreans think of soccer beyond their borders

The country’s relative openness to sports allows DPRK fans to follow superstars and take inspiration from their feats

Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy | Yeji ChungDecember 28, 2022
Features

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

Jung Haneul made rare escape across DMZ after seeing ‘injustices’ in the DPRK, and now shares his story with the world

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungDecember 2, 2022
Featured Content

What BTS’ Jin can expect from front-line military service at North Korean border

Former soldiers say serving on DPRK’s doorstep can be exhausting, but also recall things they enjoyed about army life

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungNovember 18, 2022