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North Korea wants South Korea to quadruple wages for North Korean workers and pay 31 times the rent at the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex. The North made the new demand in a second round of inter-Korean talks at the industrial park Thursday. That dims prospects for the project even further,louboutin, but the two Koreas agreed to meet again on June 19 to continue talks. The Unification Ministry said North Korea demanded that workers' wages are raised from the current US$75,burberry, including social insurance,abercormbie paris, to $300 per month. Most of the wages already go to the regime,burberry soldes, not the workers. It also demanded $500 million in rent for 3.3 million sq. m land put aside for the first phase of the industrial park,burberry soldes, for which Hyundai Asan and the Korea Land Corporation in 2004 already paid in $16 million for a 50-year lease. In addition,moncler pas cher, the North wants another $10 per 3.3 sq. m for 1.98 million sq. m land currently allotted to the industrial park a year from 2010. An intelligence officer said,franklin and marshall, "If we pay $500 million in rent and increase the per capita wage to $300 per month,piumini moncler, North Korea will earn $600 million to $700 million in cash this year alone. That’s nearly 70 percent of North Korea's annual export volume of $900 million" as of 2007. The South Korean side called on Pyongyang to release a Hyundai Asan staffer identified as Yoo who has been held incommunicado in Kaesong for some 70 days. It wants the two sides establish a committee on travel between the two Koreas,air jordan pas cher, which will serve as a forum to discuss the safety of South Koreans traveling to the North. Seoul also urged Pyongyang to stop conducting nuclear tests and creating military tension,abercormbie, resume inter-Korean talks and return to the six-party nuclear talks. Prof. Nam Ju-hong of Kyonggi University commented,doudoune moncler pas cher, "North Korea may want to close the Kaesong industrial park unilaterally,sac longchamp, but it also has to be mindful of Chinese and other foreign investors who have money in the North. It is apparently attempting to choke off South Korean firms to make them leave of their own accord." But some feel there still is room for negotiations with the North. Prof. Kim Yong-hyun of Dongguk University said,sac longchamp pas cher, "If it had decided to close down the industrial park,louboutin pas cher, the North would have unilaterally told Seoul that it would do so,doudoune moncler, without setting a date for the next round of talks. It seems that Pyongyang is trying to see how Seoul would respond to a maximum demand." Related articles: the South Korean military believes. to reach W160 trillion by the end of 2002 Other companies on the list are Hyundai Motor Lee said that looking at the fact that the map's design is based on the travels of Marco Polo, the map maker presumably got the name the ��Eastern Sea�� from Marco Polo��s unknown records.
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The U.S. looks likely to impose additional sanctions against North Korea after strangling transactions with the Macau-based Banco Delta Asia,sac longchamp pas cher, which it accuses of being Pyongyang��s primary money laundering concern. White House spokesman Scott McClellan last week said the U.S. will ��continue to take measures�� to stop the North from engaging in illegal activities. South Korean officials,moncler, meanwhile,abercormbie, are not denying a New York Times article that said the Bush administration is pleased with the effect of the financial sanctions and efforts to promote its Proliferation Security Initiative and is thinking of more measures along the same lines. Experts say the U.S. could move against other banks it suspects of moving North Korea��s gains from a range of criminal activities including currency forgery the U.S. accuses it of conducting. Samsung Economic Research Institute researcher Dong Yong-seung says Washington does not regard sanctions imposed on the Macau bank as punishment. ��It is likely the U.S. would start taking measures against many other banks that do business with the North,piumini moncler,�� he said. That could chiefly target Chinese banks,giubbotti moncler, many of which do business with Pyongyang. Prof. Yoo Ho-yeol of Korea University says it is likely that the U.S. will try to stop countries trading with the North by way of such measures. They could specifically target countries suspected of facilitating North Korea��s trade in drugs and counterfeit tobacco products. Some South Korean officials believe the U.S. will also intensify its campaign against North Korea��s human rights abuses. ��We need to focus on the fact that the Bush administration has recently said the North must implement its human rights commitments more actively,doudoune moncler pas cher,�� a researcher with a government agency said. ��It could particularly put greater stress on abuse of women and children.�� Another researcher said the U.S. may insist on imposing stronger controls on goods from the joint-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in the North. Other strategies could include making things more difficult for North Korea-related projects in international organizations. What effect that would have on efforts to dismantle Pyongyang��s nuclear program and bring the reclusive country back to the six-nation negotiating table remains to be seen. Related articles: when building owner Jeong Yeong-an following lots of rain it had a BOD of 3ppm Supermodel-turned-TV personality Hyun Young has purchased a 330-sq. m apartment Lee said that looking at the fact that the map's design is based on the travels of Marco Polo, the map maker presumably got the name the ��Eastern Sea�� from Marco Polo��s unknown records.