» 10/31/2007, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA – CHINA
Luxury marketing is the only way for South Korean companies to make a profit in China
South Korean companies in mainland China have stopped producing for world markets and turned instead towards marketing luxury goods, however shoddy they may actually be. Sales in China are becoming more interesting than investments.
30/10/2007 CHINA – SOUTH KOREA
Korean companies leaving China because of higher costs
Some 30,000 South Korean companies had arrived in mainland China at the end of the 1980s. Some 10,000 remain today but their number continues to drop. Higher labour costs, kickbacks for local Communist officials and expensive environmental regulations enforced on foreign companies alone are the reason.
25/08/2008 CHINA - SOUTH KOREA
North Korean nuclear program, Gobi sands on Hu Jintao's agenda in Seoul
The Chinese president, who arrived today, will discuss how to advance the dismantling of Pyongyang's military nuclear program, but will also talk about the economy. A protest demonstration over the forced repatriation of North Koreans who flee to China.
17/03/2009 KOREA – CHINA
Pyongyang seeking friends in China as Seoul ponders shutting down Kaesŏng
North Korean Premier Kim Yong-il is on an official five-day visit to Beijing to discuss economic and trade issues. Pyongyang reopens the border with the South, but the South Korean government might close the industrial park.
21/06/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Pro-birthrate social pact approved
Government, business and labour pledge to work together to create new jobs for pregnant women and build better childcare facilities to reverse the declining birthrate.
12/06/2006 NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Pyongyang using an old mother to duck abduction accusations
After almost 30 years North Korea "finds" a man who was abducted to train as a spy and allows him to meet his mother. During his captivity he married a Japanese woman, also abducted, that Kim Jong-il had first claimed was dead.
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