Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

Asia Pacific Aug 6, 2020

Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilize the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over coronavirus concerns, state media reported Thursday. North Korea declared an emergency and locked down Kaesong near the inter-Korean border in ...

Commentary / World Jan 10, 2014

Focusing on the business of Korean reconciliation

by Paola Subacchi

Despite its flaws, including an Orwellian feel, the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a joint venture of the North and South Korean government, helps to build an environment of collaboration. Pyongyang's recent announcement that it will open another 14 special economic zones is a positive development.