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Under the Japanese occupation, the city was industrialized and served as an import point in the distribution of trade between Korea and mainland Japan. After the Korean War broke out it was captured by American and South Korean troops on 10 October 1950 during their drive north; when they left ahead of the Chinese counter-attack, the city fell under Chinese control on 9 December 1950. It was bombed and shelled by the United Nations in the Blockade of Wonsan during the Korean War. According to the official US Navy history Wŏnsan was under continuous siege and bombardment by the American navy from March 1951 until July 27, 1953, making it the longest siege in modern American naval history. By the war's end the city was a vast shell. Kim Jong-un announced in 2015 plans for a $582 million redevelopment of the city centre, to be demolished and rebuilt. A 5-star hotel, a 17-storey Wonsan International Finance Centre and a $9.6m exhibition hall are expected to be built. Wŏnsan used to be in South Hamgyŏng, but when provincial borders were redrawn in 1946, it joined the northern half of Kangwŏn and became its capital, as Kangwŏn's traditional capitals Wŏnju and Ch'unch'ŏn both were south of the 38th parallel and south of the Military Demarcation Line that replaced the 38th parallel as a border in 1953.

Wŏnsan has an aquatic product processing factory, chemistry enterprise, a cement factory, as well as the 4 June Rolling Stock Works, one of the DPRK's largest railway rolling stock factories. Road and railThe district of Wŏnsan-si is served by several stations on the Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway, including a branch to the port. AirThe city has the dual purpose military and civilian Wŏnsan Airport equipped with 01/19 and 15/33 dual runways. Images from Google Earth from July and August 2014 indicated that major expansion was taking place, including the construction of two new runways. There is an underground air force runway which runs through a mountain, near Wonsan. North Korea's first public air show, the Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival, was held at Wonsan Airport in September 2016. SeaWŏnsan was the terminus of the Mangyongbong-92 ferry that operated between Wŏnsan and Niigata, the only direct connection between Japan and North Korea; this service was cancelled in 2006.

The Korean Central Broadcasting Station maintains a 250-kilowatt mediumwave transmitter broadcasting on 882 kHz AM. Wŏnsan is home to Songdowŏn University, Kŭmgang University, Tonghae University, Jong Jun Thaek University of Economics, Wŏnsan University of Medicine, Jo Gun Sil University of Engineering, Wŏnsan First University of Education, Ri Su Dok University, the Maritime Patrol Academy, the commissioned officer's training school of the Korean People's Navy; the city is home to Unp'asan Sports Club, an association football club that plays in the DPR Korea First Class Sports Group, North Korea's premier league. Wonsan has long been a popular tourism destination for international visitors. Attrac

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