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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

Taxi Drivers Protest Against Kakao’s “Illegal” Carpooling Venture

SEONGNAM, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean taxi drivers held a second round of demonstrations in front of the head office of Kakao Mobility situated in Pangyo, Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province yesterday, protesting against Kakao’s expected carpool service. Over 500 members of the “committee against illegal carpooling” – composed of four taxi-related labor unions [...]

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating the 22nd Senior’s Day last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare held a commemoration ceremony inviting seniors who turned 100 this year. The ministry presented Cheongryojang, a walking stick that symbolizes longevity, to the seniors. Cheongryojang are made of myeongaju, a type of grass that [...]

Seoul to Replace City Buses with Low-Floor Vehicles by 2025

Seoul to Replace City Buses with Low-Floor Vehicles by 2025

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be replacing all of its regular intra-city buses with low-floor vehicles by 2025. Buses with shorter routes, known locally as “town buses”, will be replaced, in phases, with mid-sized low-floor vehicles starting in 2020. In addition, the number of taxis available for call by [...]