ROK names ambassadors to China, Japan, Russia, UN

ROK names ambassadors to China, Japan, Russia, UN

The presidential office said on Tuesday that new ambassadors to China, Japan, Russia and the United Nations will be named by SEOUL Reublic of Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol.

Chung Jae-ho, a professor at Seoul National University, was tapped as the first ROK ambassador to China under the Yoon government, which was inaugurated on May 10.

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After graduating from his doctor's degree at the University of Michigan in 1993, Chung taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He joined the faculty at Seoul National University in 1996.

Chung was a visiting professor at Renmin University in 2007 and a former director of the Center for International Studies and the Institute for China Studies.

Yun Duk-min, a former chief of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, was appointed ambassador to Japan, while the former presidential secretary for foreign affairs Chang Ho-jin was appointed ambassador to Russia.

Hwang Joon-kook, a former ambassador to Britain, was named ambassador to the United Nations.