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Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Sejong has kicked off the first bicycle sharing service in the nation featuring IoT technology. According to the municipal government of Sejong, the smartphone application “New Eoulling,” an upgraded version of the existing bike sharing service, allows users to access shared bicycles by tracking them via [...]

Lobby Group Pushes for Marijuana Legalization

Lobby Group Pushes for Marijuana Legalization

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A non-governmental advocacy group lobbying for the legalization of marijuana for medical use was officially launched yesterday. The Organization of Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Korea held its first general meeting at the An Jung-geun Memorial Hall in Seoul, formally announcing the organization’s establishment. Choi Hyeok-yong, the President of the [...]

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

Professor Seo Kyoung-duk: 400 Products Sold on Amazon have “Rising Sun Design”

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Professor Seo Kyoung-duk from Sungshin Women’s University revealed today that he had asked global e-commerce giant Amazon to stop selling products featuring the Rising Sun Flag, which represents the perils of imperialism for many Koreans. After being alerted by a member of the public, Seo spent the last two [...]

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the heat wave still going strong, municipalities have been installing large public shade structures near pedestrian crossings, but with the supply of large shades lacking, many local governments are still waiting for their orders to be fulfilled. According to the city government of Busan, the installation of public [...]

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) totaled 1,191 in South Korea in 2017. Approximately 1 out of 3 infected individuals were in their 20s. According to data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]