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China Delaying Customs Clearance of Textbooks to Set Back Classes at S. Korean Schools

China Delaying Customs Clearance of Textbooks to Set Back Classes at S. Korean Schools

SHENYANG, China, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese authorities have delayed the customs clearance of textbooks to be used at South Korean schools in China, pushing back the schools’ classes for the new academic semester, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday. South Korean residents expressed concerns that the postponement of the customs clearance [...]

N. Korea Diverts Int’l Aid for Flood Recovery to Construction Projects: Report

N. Korea Diverts Int’l Aid for Flood Recovery to Construction Projects: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has misappropriated part of an international relief package to help it deal with the devastation caused by deadly flooding last year for its major infrastructure projects, a U.S. broadcast said Tuesday. A source in the northern Ryanggang Province told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that materials and funds [...]

N. Korea Claims Successful Test of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

N. Korea Claims Successful Test of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has claimed it successfully test-launched a new medium-range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the country’s state-run media said Monday.  The Korean Central News Agency said the Pukguksong-2 strategic weapon system was successfully test-fired Sunday. It added that the missile launched from a [...]

Resumption of Kaesong Complex Could Spark Row over U.N. Sanctions Violation

Resumption of Kaesong Complex Could Spark Row over U.N. Sanctions Violation

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A resumption of the now-shuttered joint industrial complex could spark a row over the breaking of the latest U.N. sanctions resolutions against North Korea, a government official said Tuesday.  With the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex marking the first anniversary this week, whether to resume the factory zone [...]