Дело корейского примирения

СЕУЛ. Может ли торговля и коммерция укрепить мир и взаимопонимание между враждующими правительствами? Когда дело доходит до Корей, такой вопрос может показаться не относящимся к делу, учитывая безжалостные чистки, которые в настоящее время проводит Север. Однако это остается важным фактором для долгосрочного будущего Северной Кореи и других режимов-изгоев.

Промышленный комплекс Кэсон, представляющий собой совместное предприятие правительств Северной и Южной Кореи, одновременно является данью концепции дипломатического примирения через бизнес и трудным испытанием целесообразности его существования. Примерно 50 000 северокорейских рабочих, занятых на 123 предприятиях, ежегодно производят товары на 450 млрд долларов США (главным образом текстиль, обувь и товары для дома).

Кэсон для Южной Кореи является дорогостоящей инвестицией, которая обеспечивают капитал и инфраструктуру, в том числе электростанцию, водоочистную станцию и больницу. Однако, спустя более десяти лет после своего открытия, комплекс работает только на 40% своей мощности и привлекает только средние компании.

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