Despite Mounting Tension, All Is Calm At Joint North-South Korean Facility

NPR | April 2, 2013 6:56 p.m.

The last few days have been riddled with bellicose language coming from North Korea, and a declared “state of war” against South Korea. Yet the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a North Korean manufacturing base for 120 South Korean firms and workplace to Koreans from both sides of the border, has been humming along as usual. Audie Cornish speaks with North Korea expert Aiden Foster-Carter from Leeds University about the history of the complex and what its status means.


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