Satellite imagery reveals ongoing changes at Kaesong Industrial Complex
No major facility usage apparent, however, as two Koreas push to open liason office
Various areas of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) just across the border in North Korea show signs of continued activity, NK Pro analysis of recent high-resolution satellite imagery shows.
Changes in at least a dozen lots in the complex, most of which amount to movement of vehicles and other objects as well as landscaping or gardening, can be seen when comparing August 11-dated imagery (click for full size) provided by Planet Labs with November 17, 2017 imagery from Google Earth.
North Korean state media boasted of plans to “more vigorously operate” factories at Kaesong last October, but
- 01How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
- 02North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
- 03North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
- 04South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
- 05Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
- 06How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test
- 07North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions
- 08What we know about North Korea’s ‘newly developed’ missiles
- 09North Korea is sending mixed signals about the state of its market reforms
- 10Despite rising tensions, North and South Korea will likely talk again