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California Passes Jikji Day Resolution

California Passes Jikji Day Resolution

CHEONGJU, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — California’s legislature has introduced “Jikji Day,” which proclaims that “Jikji,” the world’s oldest existing metal-printed book. Under the resolution introduced by by Californian Assemblyman Steven Seokho Choi, which was passed on Monday (local time), the U.S. state of California plans to celebrate September 4 as “Jikji Day,” according to [...]

Seoul’s Public Bicycle Usage Surges as Social Distancing Measures End

Seoul’s Public Bicycle Usage Surges as Social Distancing Measures End

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of people have been using Seoul’s public bicycle service this year following the lifting of social distancing rules. The Seoul Metropolitan Government reported that usage of the city’s unmanned bike rental service, dubbed Ttaereungyi in Korean, between January and May of this year (14.1 million users) was [...]

Seoul to Install 1,000 Electric Bike Charging Stations Using Public Phone Booths

Seoul to Install 1,000 Electric Bike Charging Stations Using Public Phone Booths

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it would install 1,000 electric bike charging stations using public phone booths by 2025. The e-bike charging stations will be battery exchange-type charging stations that allow users to replace discharged batteries with fully charged ones. It is expected to take less than one [...]