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Koreas at Odds Over Wages at Joint Kaesong Complex

Tensions are rising between Seoul and Pyongyang over wage increases for North Korean workers employed by South Korean firms at the Kaesong Industrial Complex, an inter-Korean economic project. Early this week, the North notified the South of its decision to raise the minimum monthly wage for its workers by 5.18 percent starting next month. With the plan, the minimum wage for the North Korean workers would be increased to $74 per month, up from $70. The unilateral move came amid...

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