North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarised Zone in April 2018. Photo: EPA

Explained: how the Korean peninsula was divided

  • Following the second world war, two separate governments were established in 1948 – one backed by the US in the South, the other backed by the Soviet Union in the North
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarised Zone in April 2018. Photo: EPA
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Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.