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Despite Trump administration tariff antics  last week --"sectoral sanctions" and "essential security interests"-- over South Korean-DPRK's plan to sign a bi-lateral peace treaty, "long-range missiles were nowhere to be seen."

DPRK's founding anniversary parade highlights economic development

An array of industrial workers wearing uniforms and helmets were among the participants. A slogan of "All our might to build the economy" and working scenes of agriculture, fisheries and metallurgy were among the floats.
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As a sign of improving ties between Pyongyang and Seoul, the parade also featured a float under the theme of national reunification. The float was decorated with a board showing the Panmunjom Declaration, the June 15th North-South Joint Declaration and the Oct. 4 Joint Declaration.
brilliant if unexpected positioning, really, in the annals of martyrs for peace. After all, US will move forward with plans to literally crush Korean society. Punters somewhere are already placing bets on number of punitive sanction and tariff rounds forthcoming ... before some asshat in the odious endorses GI "safety checks" criss-crossing the penninsula.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 10th, 2018 at 07:16:29 PM EST
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Trump - Kim bi-lateral summit is on, again.
You know, the drill.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 13th, 2018 at 12:04:58 PM EST
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CAPTION: South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) hold working-level talks on military affairs at Tongilgak, a DPRK building in the border village of Panmunjom, Sept. 13, 2018. The military talks came ahead of the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, scheduled to be held in Pyongyang for three days from Sept. 18. (Xinhua/Ministry of National Defense of South Korea)

< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 13th, 2018 at 05:58:20 PM EST
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Opposition party blocks ratification of Panmunjom Declaration based on costs
"There needs to be a big picture for inter-Korean relations."

The opening of a permanent channel for deliberations between South and North Korean officials in the face of US opposition serves as another stepping stone toward the success of the upcoming inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.(provided by the Ministry of Unification)



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 13th, 2018 at 06:16:25 PM EST
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State Department approves $2.6B (KRW 2,855,563,496,500.00) arms sales to South Korea
The LKP approved the package of Boeing P-8 aircraft and Lockheed Patriot missiles for just 99 easy payments of 27.8B won/year.

cue Krugman

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 13th, 2018 at 07:45:55 PM EST
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UN Command allows materials for inter-Korean railway cooperation to cross MDL
China, Russia and Japan reveal position on inter-Korean affairs at Eastern Economic Forum
Abe obstinate tho' Japan and RU are not even parties to the armistice. The UN and China are. Allies are regrouping.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 at 03:16:28 PM EST
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