Thursday, November 27, 2003
FLYING YANGBAN CALLS FOR LABOR EXCHANGE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA But he concludes that such a program, whatever its benefits, is not likely to be pursued.
Of course, a labor-exchange program will never happen. That level of interaction between normal Koreans would increase pressure on both Korean governments to honestly pursue unification, which neither wants to do. So we are stuck with the AUGIC, which is really just another back-door channel for pumping South Korean money into the Kim Jeong-il regime. That makes Kim Jeong-il and Roh Moo-hyun happy. It makes South Korean sweatshop owners happy.