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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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Over time, Kim Jong-Il added many more lines of "cash cow" to his business empire, including counterfeiting, drug smuggling, insurance fraud, tourism, labor exports--including providing body guards (to Mugabe of Zimbabwe), lumberjacks (to Siberia), construction workers (to China), contracting out workers at Kaesung Industrial Park, etc.
Il s'agit de la premiere visite commune a Kaesung de parlementaires de la majorite et de l'opposition.
Since the end of the Cold War, the relationship between the two Koreas has improved somewhat as a result of two inter-Korean summits reuniting separated families, tours for South Koreans to Keumkang mountain in North Korea, and the creation of a joint industrial complex in the North Korean city of Kaesung.