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  1. Local govt's gear up to resume aid to N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Korea Herald

    South Korea's provincial governments Sunday unveiled plans to resume long-suspended aid to and exchange projects with North Korea under a new inter-Korean reconciliation policy by the Park Geun-hye government. Last week, the Ministry of Unification announced plans to promote inter-Korean exchanges in such areas as culture, sports and history to help "restore national unity and open channels for cooperation."

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  2. Inter-Korean Trade Hits Record Despite SanctionsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Chosun Ilbo

    Inter-Korean trade reached a record high last year thanks to increased production at the Kaesong Industrial Complex and despite sanctions imposed by South Korea. According to the 2015 white paper on reunification by the Ministry of Unification on Thursday, cross-border trade amounted to US$2.34 billion in 2014, up 106.2 percent from a year earlier.

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  3. Inter-Korean Trade Exceeds $2.1 BillionRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | Chosun Ilbo

    Trading volume between the two Koreas hit a record high of over US$2.1 billion last year despite strained ties. Most of the items traded were raw materials and finished goods from the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex.

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  4. Seoul mulls higher-level talks on Kaesong wage rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Arirang TV

    No answer. That's Pyongyang's current response to Seoul's previous attempts to set a meeting.

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  5. S. Korea bans labor unions' visit to N. Korea for football matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Korea Herald

    South Korea Wednesday rejected an application by the two local umbrella labor unions to visit North Korea to discuss a football friendly in Pyongyang, citing its political nature. The Federation of Korean Trade Unions and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions are seeking to hold a football game between workers of the two Koreas in May, hoping that the event could help promote peace on the divided peninsula.

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  6. Ex-first lady Lee hoping for May visit to N. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Korea Herald

    The widow of former President Kim Dae-jung hopes to visit North Korea next month, a trip that could help alleviate tension on the divided peninsula, her nonprofit organization said Sunday. Lee Hee-ho, who was the first lady while Kim served in office from 1998 to 2003, is targeting late May for her visit and is awaiting a response from North Korea by late April or early May, according to Kim Sung-jae, an official at the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center.

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  7. Human Rights Watch: Workers' rights are being abused at Kaesong Industrial ComplexRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | UPI

    The working conditions of North Korean workers in a factory park jointly run by North and South Korea were well below international standards, a new report from Human Rights Watch stated Wednesday. The Kaesong Industrial Complex, an area close to the Korean demilitarized zone, has been the site of a deadlock over workers' wages since February.

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  8. S. Korea warns Kaesong firms to refrain from paying workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Arirang TV

    In a meeting with a group of South Korean Kaesong businessmen on Friday, Vice Unification Minister Hwang Boo-gi warned that companies that violate the government's guidelines will be penalized. After North Korea's unilateral wage hike in February, South Korea asked all 1-hundred-24 companies to refrain from paying the workers.

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  9. S. Korea struggles to keep firms in line over Kaesong wage rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | West Australian

    The South Korean government struggled Friday to prevent company managers conceding to North Korean wage rise demands for workers in their joint industrial zone in Kaesong. The Unification Ministry admitted that around a dozen South Korean companies operating in the zone had -- contrary to Seoul's directions -- signed a note promising to pay an increased wage.

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  10. Seoul urges Pyongyang to return to Kaesong wage talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Korea Herald

    South Korea Friday called on North Korea to resume talks over a prolonged wage row at a joint industrial park in the North following Pyongyang's unilateral move to hike wages. Friday is the renewed deadline by which 124 South Korean companies should pay the March wages to about 53,000 North Korean workers at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex in the border city of the same name.

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  11. Russia Keen on Projects at Kaesong ComplexRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Chosun Ilbo

    Russia is interested in participating in the joint Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, said Russian ambassador to Seoul Alexander Timonin on Thursday. He said "many possible projects in Kaesong are under discussion, one of which is a food production project proposed by ethnic Koreans living in Russia."

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  12. N.Korea Tries to Lure Foreigners to 'Investment Zones'Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Chosun Ilbo

    In the wake of a disastrous currency reform, North Korea seems desperate to draw international investments in efforts to resolve its deteriorating economy and food shortage. There are moves to open the Rajin-Sonbong Economic Special Zone to the outside again and develop Wihwa and Bidan islands near Sinuiju jointly with China.

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  13. Russian envoy to S. Korea says N. Korean leader will likely attend Victory Day eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Arirang TV

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will likely attend the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow next month. That's according to Alexander Timonin,the Russian Ambassador to South Korea.

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  14. DPRK leader likely to visit Russia in May for war victory ceremony: Russian diplomatRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Xinhuanet

    Kim Jong Un , top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , is likely to visit Russia early next month to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, Russia's ambassador to Seoul said Thursday. Alexandro Timonin, Russian ambassador to South Korea , told a press conference with local media reporters in his embassy that Kim "will probably go" to Moscow on May 9 when Russia holds festivities to mark the Soviet's World War II victory, including a massive parade on the Red Square.

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  15. DPRK allows delayed wage payment from S. Korea in economic zoneRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Xinhuanet

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has allowed South Korean companies running factories in the inter-Korean factory park to delay their hiked wage payment until Friday. The DPRK's General Bureau for Guidance to Central Special Economic Zone Development in charge of managing the Kaesong industrial complex verbally notified its South Korean counterpart of the delay at 11:30 a.m. local time, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Wednesday.

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  16. S. Korea to punish firms who bowed to North's wage pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Peninsula

    South Korea said Tuesday it would punish three factory owners for bowing to North Korean pressure in a wage dispute over workers at the Kaesong joint industrial zone. The North unilaterally announced in February a wage hike for the more than 50,000 North Korean workers employed by South Korean firms operating in Kaesong, just north of the inter-Korean border.

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  17. Three firms follow N. Korea's wage hike in KaesongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Korea Herald

    Three South Korean firms have paid more wages for North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex as Pyongyang demanded, a government source here said Monday. Their move runs counter to the South Korean government's firm stance not to accept the communist neighbor's unilateral decision to raise wages for its 53,000 workers in the North's border town.

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  18. N. Korea extends deadline for March payments for Kaesong workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Arirang TV

    The good news for South Korean business owners is that the deadline for paying the North Korean workers has been extended to the end of this week. The wages were originally due on April 20th, but Pyongyang took into consideration the number of non-working days leading up to that date.

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  19. S.Korea, DPRK still in deadlock on wage hike for economic zoneRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | Xinhuanet

    South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is still in deadlock on the issue for wage hike of DPRK workers in the joint industrial complex in the DPRK's border town of Kaesong. Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol told a press briefing on Monday that there is no change in the government's stance that South Korean companies running factories in Kaesong should pay monthly wages at the current level, reiterating that the DPRK made a unilateral decision to raise wages in violation of the inter-Korean agreement.

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  20. Seoul bizmen to visit joint industrial park amid wage rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Korea Herald

    A group of South Korean businessmen was to visit a joint industrial complex in North Korea Monday amid the ongoing row over the North's unilateral bid to hike wages for North Korean workers there. The North unilaterally decided to raise the minimum wage by 5.18 percent to $74 per month starting in March for North Korean workers hired by the 124 South Korean small- and medium-sized firms at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North's border city of the same name.

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