How Kaesong could offer the key to Korean reunification


Former Minister of Unification says German, Vietnamese models won’t work in Korea


What is the proper path toward Korean unification? The minister of unification under former President Roh Moo-hyun has explored history and found examples of what won’t work.

Namely, Chung Dong-yong said that it cannot viably be achieved through force, as it was in Vietnam, or through absorption, as in Germany.

However, Chung said that Korea has a unique asset in its favor, in that it has a functioning industrial complex at Kaesong where North and South Korea are already working together. By expanding on this idea, and acknowledging North Korea’s needs, he said progress can be made.

(read more at NK News)

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