Wednesday, May 31, 2006

How to make friends and influence people

Somebody buy that book for Pyongyang. Just days after cancelling the first North-South rail link-up in half a century, Pyongyang has cancelled a press tour of the Kaesong industrial complex. Some two hundred journalists had been preparing for two months to go there.

Note to Pyongyang: these are the people who are set to make engagement look
good. Oh, well.

Photo: South Korean Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok [Yi Chongsŏk] tours a factory in the same Kaesong industrial complex. He reportedly remarked, "Well, I don't see what the big deal is about labor rights. This looks no different from what you might see in New York City or Saipan." No, he didn't really say that. But he could have. And he'd have been right. Maybe.

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