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Seoul Government Eyes Having 4,000 Fuel-cell Cars on its Roads by 2022

Seoul Government Eyes Having 4,000 Fuel-cell Cars on its Roads by 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government aims to have more than 4,000 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) on its roads by 2022 as part of efforts to increase demand for environment-friendly cars, city officials said Thursday. To this end, the local government also plans to increase the number of hydrogen charging stations [...]

Police to Bolster Security Following U.S. Envoy Residence Break-in

Police to Bolster Security Following U.S. Envoy Residence Break-in

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police on Wednesday announced measures to step up security at foreign ambassador residences here following a break-in of the U.S. ambassador’s home. The move by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency includes providing clubs and capsaicin sprays to officers guarding embassies and ambassador residences. The police also affirmed [...]

6 in 10 Employees Refuse to Participate in Company Get-togethers

6 in 10 Employees Refuse to Participate in Company Get-togethers

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A 52-hour workweek and anti-harassment laws are impacting the get-together practices called ‘hoesik’ prevalent in South Korean companies. Saramin, a South Korean job search portal, conducted a survey of 1,824 people, 64.5 percent of whom said that they have the right not to participate in company get-togethers without having [...]

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday strongly advised people not to use flavored e-cigarettes, joining a wave of nations around the world that have imposed tougher regulations amid growing health risks linked to vaping. South Korea’s Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said the government also immediately banned teenagers from using [...]