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Kaesong Industrial Complex

To Reunify Korea, Start From Kaesong

Seok-Hyun Hong | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Seok-Hyun Hong

Rhetoric on the Korean peninsula is not the whole reality. For over a decade, one project has shown how both Koreas can cooperate to their mutual gain. The joint venture Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), a short drive from Seoul just across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), has weathered many storms.

The Tao of North Korea

John Feffer | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

The reality of the Korean peninsula is, of course, vastly more complicated than these either-or contrasts. Stop thinking of the peninsula as two completely distinct halves, with barbed wire running down the middle.

Koreas Finally Agree To Reopen Joint Industrial Park

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Rivals North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to restart a troubled joint industrial park...

Korea Negotiators Agree...To Meet Again Next Week

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Talks between the rival Koreas aimed at restarting a stalled inter-Korean factory park ended Wednesday with no breakthrough, but...

Koreas Hold Talks On Joint Industrial Zone

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

By Jack Kim SEOUL, July 6 (Reuters) - North and South Korean officials held talks on Saturday seeking a way to reopen a jointly run i...

Korea Talks Still Intriguing To Both Sides Despite Failure

AP | SAM KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea dismantled the meeting table, pulled down the placards and rolled up the red carpet. Its intended guest, North ...

South Korea To North Korea: 'Your Place Or Mine?'

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea will meet Sunday at a village straddling their heavily armed border as the sides try to lower tension...

Koreas Agree To Hold Talks On Reopening Factory

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday proposed working-level talks with South Korea to be held in a border city on Sunday as the rivals loo...

SKorean Leader Wants Talks With North On Industrial Park

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she wants talks with North Korea about removing raw materials and finished products from a joint ind...

South Korea: Pyongyang's Demands 'Incomprehensible'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

South Korea on Monday dismissed an "incomprehensible" list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park....

Last South Koreans Leave North Korea Joint Factory

AP | LEE JIN-MAN | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

PAJU, South Korea — The last seven South Koreans stationed at a jointly run factory park in North Korea pulled out Friday, silencing the complex...

Most SKorean Workers Leave Industry Park Jointly Run With North

AP | LEE JIN-MAN and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

PAJU, South Korea — Most South Koreans who had remained at an industrial park in North Korea had returned home by early Tuesday morning, officia...

The Significance of April 15th for North Korea

Kerry Patton | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Kerry Patton

Missiles have been moved, the Kaesong Industrial Complex is on the brink of a complete shutdown, and the world is waiting to see whether Kim Jong Un's militant rhetoric is all one giant bluff.

Korean Factories That Ran On Cooperation Go Silent

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE and KIM YONG-HO | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

PAJU, South Korea — A few hundred South Korean managers, some wandering among quiet assembly lines, were all that remained Tuesday at the massiv...

North Korea Laborers Don't Show For Work

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

* Kaesong employs more than 50,000 N.Korean labourers * S.Korea yet to confirm report that North Koreans didn't show up for work ...