By Jack Kim. At the Kaesong industrial zone, North Korean workers earned regular wages and formed bonds with their southern compatriots, even flirting once in a while. Kaesong was also the only place where people from the two Koreas mixed following the closure of a joint mountain resort in during an earlier bout of tension on the Korean peninsula. Pyongyang suspended activity at Kaesong on Monday after barring access last week, all but closing down the last symbol of Korean cooperation. A single North Korean worker at Kaesong was responsible for the livelihoods of three others, a South Korean government official said on condition of anonymity due to the tensions. North Korea has blamed the South for the suspension at Kaesong, but especially bristled at suggestions from Seoul it would keep the park running because of the money it brings in.
A band of Korea brothers bids farewell in a Cold War zone
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