Kaesong industrial complex
Pyongyang and Seoul held their first high-level talks in seven years on their fortified border on Wednesday, exploring ways to improve ties while the South and the United States geared up for military exercises that have angered the North.Wednesday, 12 February, 2014, 10:09pm
North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions. Following a marathon negotiation session, the two sides set a date of September 16 for restarting the shuttered complex, the South’s Unification Ministry said.12 Sep 2013 - 3:17am
North and South Korea reached an agreement yesterday to reopen the Kaesong joint industrial zone - closed by Pyongyang in April at the height of soaring military tensions.16 Aug 2013 - 12:54am
Impoverished North Korea said it was reopening the troubled Kaesong industrial zone jointly run with the wealthy South just minutes after Seoul signalled its willingness to let it close for good.8 Aug 2013 - 2:27am
North Korea blasted Seoul's "arrogant" attitude after talks on salvaging the jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone collapsed, sparking a scuffle between officials from both sides. The North also accused the South of using "delaying tactics" by demanding that Pyongyang take responsibility for the closure of the estate and compensate for financial losses.27 Jul 2013 - 1:46am
Production at the Kaesong estate has been suspended since North Korea withdrew its 53,000 workers from the complex in April at the height of soaring military tensions with the South.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
South Korea on Thursday proposed talks with North Korea about reopening a joint industrial zone that shut down amid high military tensions.
The proposal came a day after the North restored a cross-border hotline and announced it would let the South’s businessmen visit the Kaesong estate just north of the border to check on their closed factories.4 Jul 2013 - 9:56pm
North and South Korea agreed in principle yesterday to hold their first official talks for years, signalling a possible breakthrough in cross-border ties after months of escalated military tensions.7 Jun 2013 - 1:26am
North Korea said on Tuesday it would allow South Korean businessmen to visit their plants in a shuttered joint economic zone, but declined Seoul’s offer of official working-level talks on the complex.28 May 2013 - 3:48pm
South Korea on Monday dismissed an “incomprehensible” list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park.
The Kaesong Industrial Complex, opened north of the border in 2004 as a rare symbol of co-operation, has been shut indefinitely with the withdrawal of all North and South Korean workers amid soaring military tensions.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
South Korea said on Wednesday it was edging towards a deal with North Korea to ensure the return of the remaining workers at a joint industrial zone that has become a casualty of military tensions.1 May 2013 - 9:58pm
The United States and South Korea on Tuesday wrapped up military drills at the centre of soaring tensions with North Korea, as Pyongyang ignored a new overture over a flagship joint industrial zone.30 Apr 2013 - 3:09pm
South Korea was due on Monday to pull out its last workers from a joint factory zone in North Korea – a rare symbol of cross-border cooperation now crippled by a tense military stand-off.
The move raises the prospect of the permanent closure of the Kaesong complex, the last point of contact between the two Koreas and a key source of income for Kim Jong-un’s isolated regime.29 Apr 2013 - 5:10pm
Preparations are under way near the North’s western port of Nampo for a combined live-fire drill involving artillery units and air force jets, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, citing a Seoul government source.28 Apr 2013 - 12:53pm
North Korea barred a delivery of supplies to South Koreans in the closed Kaesong industrial zone yesterday, as the South's president said it was time to stop rewarding Pyongyang's provocations. A delegation of 10 businessmen representing the 123 South Korean firms in Kaesong had applied to travel to the zone to bring food and other daily necessities to their staff and to inspect their facilities.18 Apr 2013 - 2:07am