Kaesong (North Korea)

Type: City
Name: Kaesong (North Korea)
Country: North Korea
Latitude: 37.970001
Longitude: 126.559998
population: 202,977
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Pro Russian Protesters Wait for Russia to Invade Eastern Ukraine

South Korea - North Korea: Kaesong update. According to a South Korean official, cooperation in developing the Kaesong complex has halted."The Kaesong Industrial Complex North-South Joint Committee agreed to meet once every quarter, but this has not occurred," ... [Published Town Hall - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea by Night I: Regional Developments

We have all seen the satellite images of the Korean peninsula, with a lit-up South and nothing more than a small blip of light around Pyongyang. In fact this picture has been changing as can been in the 2012 composite image reproduced below; other cities ... [Published Peterson Institute for International Economics - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Koreas fail to meet, new border entry system delayed

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South and North Korea have failed to hold a regular meeting on a jointly run factory park in the North, an official said Tuesday, a move that delays the official launch ... [Published GlobalPost - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Korail CEO waiting for approval to visit North Korea

Posted on : Apr.7,2014 11:47 KSTNorth Korean Rajin portNews of N. Korean-Chinese plans for railway and highway raising questions of possible S. Korean involvement By Song In-geol, Daejeon correspondent and Choi Hyun-june, staff reporterNews of a recent ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

S. Korea to plant trees near joint factory park in N. Korea

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to plant about 7,000 trees around a jointly run factory park in North Korea, an official said Thursday, despite heightened military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Some 70 South Korean officials plan to plant ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea tourism: A rare glimpse history of restrictions, current promotions

Tourism in North Korea is organized by the government-owned New Korea Tours. All visitors while in North Korea, are escorted in all of their activities at all times, by one or two tour guides who usually speak the tourist's native language. Tourism increased ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 2 reports

N. Korea, Russia to discuss supporting Moscow firms' advance into Kaesong park

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea and Russia have agreed to boost economic ties by pushing for trilateral projects involving South Korea, including a plan to support Russian companies' entry ... [Published GlobalPost - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

S. Korean companies at Kaesong paying for sand with groceries

Oh Yang-seon, mother of sergeant first-class Cha Kyun-seok, one of the 46 South Korean soldiers who died in the sinking of the Cheonan warship, kneels down and cries in front of her son’s grave in Daejeon National Cemetery, one day before the fourth anniversary ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

S. Korea rejects North's offer, wants wage talks in July

SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is seeking to hold wage talks with North Korea in July for tens of thousands of North Korean workers at their joint factory park in Kaesong, an official said Friday, in a rejection of the communist country's recent ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea Uncovered

A once in a lifetime trip into the unknownGlimpse the stories behind the news on a holiday not for the faint-hearted.RASK Undiscovered is all about taking the road less travelled – and that is certainly the case when it comes to North Korea. For a varied ... [Published RASK Travel - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 2 reports

N. Korea seeking 10% wage hike for Kaesong workers

Posted on : Mar.17,2014 12:01 KSTAfter a 166 day shutdown, North Korean workers get back to work at a factory in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, Sept. 16. (provided by the Ministry of Unification)Seoul says raise will be discussed at July meeting, but ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

N.Korean Regime 'Leaves Kaesong Workers with Pittance'

The North Korean regime skims a massive portion off the wages of workers at the joint Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, leaving them with less than US$2 per month, a report says.Marcus Noland of the Peterson Institute for International Economics made ... [Published Digital Chosun - Mar 13 2014]

Quotes

"No longer limited to elites, the drug trade and other illicit activities now encompass a broader swath of North Korean society than before" the report said
...People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) when the northern neighbor takes necessary action, Seoul's top policymaker on inter-Korean affairs said Friday. "(South Korea) is willing to lift the sanctions. But, for this, North Korea (DPRK) has something to take" Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told lawmakers during the parliamentary plenary session of foreign affairs and unification committee...
...No progress has been made in bringing internet service to the complex. "There are currently no technical barriers to the establishment of internet within the complex. All that is required is a meeting where an agreement is reached" the official said
...of the Korea Defense Network, a South Korean nongovernmental organization campaigning for Seoul`s military buildup, expressed concern, saying, "If the North finds out about the president`s movements, it can directly attack her when she get on or out of a car."

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North Korea Moving Towards a 'Criminal' Market ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Apr 15 2014]
Ji'an city opens train travel to Pyongyang [Published Want China Times - Apr 14 2014]
Japan in the public culture of South Korea, 194... [Published Japan Focus - Apr 14 2014]
S.Korea open to lifting May 24 sanctions when D... [Published China.org.cn - Apr 11 2014]
Pro Russian Protesters Wait for Russia to Invad... [Published Town Hall - Apr 10 2014]
North Korea by Night I: Regional Developments [Published Peterson Institute for International Economics - Apr 08 2014]
Koreas fail to meet, new border entry system de... [Published GlobalPost - Apr 08 2014]
Koreas fail to meet, new border entry system de... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Apr 08 2014]
More on Dresden [Published Peterson Institute for International Economics - Apr 07 2014]
Korail CEO waiting for approval to visit North ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Apr 07 2014]
N.K. invites foreigners to marathon to earn har... [Published Donga.com - Apr 04 2014]
S. Korea to plant trees near joint factory park... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Apr 03 2014]
What if N. Korean drones targeted S. Korean pre... [Published Donga.com - Apr 02 2014]
`Seoul could lift sanctions against Pyongyang i... [Published Donga.com - Apr 01 2014]
Russia's Vladimir Putin Eyeing Closer Ties with... [Published International Business Times UK - Mar 31 2014]
North Korea tourism: A rare glimpse history of ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 29 2014]
N. Korea, Russia to discuss supporting Moscow f... [Published GlobalPost - Mar 29 2014]
N. Korea, Russia to discuss supporting Moscow f... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Mar 29 2014]
North Korea seeks end to confrontation over war... [Published ProKerala.com - Mar 26 2014]
S. Korean companies at Kaesong paying for sand ... [Published Hani.co.kr - Mar 26 2014]
S. Korea rejects North's offer, wants wage talk... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Mar 21 2014]
“Sanctions of Mass Destruction” (SMD): US Spons... [Published Global Research - Mar 19 2014]
Explaining North Korea’s irrationality [Published Asia Sentinel - Mar 19 2014]
South Korean-Made Dress Fabric a Hit in North [Published Radio Free Asia - Mar 19 2014]
North Korea Uncovered [Published RASK Travel - Mar 18 2014]
What caused the widening income gap between two... [Published Donga.com - Mar 18 2014]
N. Korea seeking 10% wage hike for Kaesong workers [Published Hani.co.kr - Mar 17 2014]
N. Korea demands wage hike for Kaesong workers [Published Yonhap News Agency - Mar 16 2014]
Koreas hold first talks on dispute arbitration ... [Published Korea Times - Mar 13 2014]
N.Korean Regime 'Leaves Kaesong Workers with Pi... [Published Digital Chosun - Mar 13 2014]
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Can You Ever Have Too Many Choco Pies? [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Feb 10 2014]
Tyler Cowen points today to a story from a few months back about cuts in benefits to workers at North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex: Due to financial difficulties at Kaesong caused by the complex’s five-month halt in operations...the number of ...
The execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle signals th... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Dec 13 2013]
A massive purge may now be under way, with anyone connected to Jang Song-thaek in peril. Hopes of an end to the North Korea crisis have been dealt a serious blow When Kim Jong-un decided to destroy his powerful uncle , most likely at the bidding of ...
North Korea to Return 6 Detained South Koreans [Published The China Blog - Oct 24 2013]
(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea plans to allow six detained South Koreans to return home, officials in Seoul said Thursday, an unusual move that accompanied Pyongyang’s separate approval of a visit by South Korean lawmakers to a recently restarted ...
North Korea to Return 6 Detained South Koreans [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Oct 24 2013]
(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea plans to allow six detained South Koreans to return home, officials in Seoul said Thursday, an unusual move that accompanied Pyongyang’s separate approval of a visit by South Korean lawmakers to a recently restarted ...
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