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The Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex


The Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex

  • Started producing goods in 2004
  • Employs about 53,000 North Koreans
  • 120 South Korean businesses operate there
  • Hailed as rare example of North/South cooperation
  • Generates $2 billion in trade annually for North
  • Located 10 kilometers north of border
  • Was shut down for five months in 2013 during a period of increased tensions
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