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A city of southern North Korea near the South Korean border. It is intersected by the 38th parallel and changed hands several times during the Korean War.


(Placename) a city in SW North Korea: former capital of Korea (938–1392). Pop: 621 000 (2005 est)
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2008) (noting that South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun continued the Gaeseong projects for their political utility even when their economic viability was called into question); Gi-Hyoung Oh, The Legal Framework of the Gaesung Industrial Complex, 5 J.
KWTCA membership consists of Seoul WTC, Busan WTC, Masan WTC, Kwangju WTC, Taegu WTC, Inchon WTC, Taejon WTC, Pyongyang WTC, Rajin-Sunbong WTC and Gaesung WTC, which will be the active economic center for each region.
Among such zones is the Gaesung Industrial Complex (GIC), a collaborative industrial zone in which North Korean workers make products for South Korean businesses.