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Gov’t to Pilot Taxi-sharing App in High-demand Areas

Gov’t to Pilot Taxi-sharing App in High-demand Areas

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT has received a special regulatory exemption to test run an app-based voluntary taxi-sharing service. Kornatus, a South Korean taxi-sharing service provider, will test run an application app that hails taxis with other passengers who are going to a similar destination. Between 10 p.m. [...]

Animal Group Calls for Enactment of Anti-slaughtering Law

Animal Group Calls for Enactment of Anti-slaughtering Law

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — An animal rights advocacy group is calling on the deliberation and enactment of a bill that bans the arbitrary slaughtering of animals. The Animal Liberation Wave (ALW) and Rep. Pyo Chang-won of the ruling Democratic Party held a press conference in Seoul on Thursday, calling for legislation “to ban [...]

Gov’t Chooses Site for “Korean Silicon Valley”

Gov’t Chooses Site for “Korean Silicon Valley”

INCHEON, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean version of Silicon Valley will be created in Incheon. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said Thursday that Tomorrow City complex in Incheon’s Songdo District, has been selected as the result of a public offering by local governments nationwide. To this end, the “2019 Start-up Park Creation [...]

Divorced Marriage Migrants Can Extend Visa if Ex-husband ‘Mainly Responsible” for Divorce

Divorced Marriage Migrants Can Extend Visa if Ex-husband ‘Mainly Responsible” for Divorce

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court ruled that a recently divorced female immigrant can extend her visa status as a married immigrant by proving that the Korean ex-husband was ‘mainly responsible’ for the divorce. The court overruled a previous decision on a case filed by a Vietnamese woman against Seoul Southern Immigration [...]

S. Korea World’s No. 2 Heated Tobacco Market in 2018

S. Korea World’s No. 2 Heated Tobacco Market in 2018

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea was the world’s No. 2 heated tobacco market last year, and its growth will gather pace down the road, an industry tracker said Tuesday. The size of South Korea’s heat-not-burn electronic cigarette market reached US$1.67 billion last year, rising sharply from $453 million tallied in 2017, according [...]

Private Animal Protection Agencies Housing 15,000 Abandoned Animals

Private Animal Protection Agencies Housing 15,000 Abandoned Animals

SEOUL, Jul. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 15,000 abandoned animals at private animal protection centers located throughout South Korea are waiting for a new family. The government reported that the majority of the abandoned dogs are mixed breeds and beagles. According to the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Sunday, there are four [...]